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IFTA 2019 Summer Study Tour

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July 21-24, 2019

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Honoring Wallace E. Heuser - Founding Father of IFTA

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Wallace E Heuser

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Wallace Eugene Heuser, aged 90, died on Tuesday, February 5th in Lawrence, Michigan.  Wallace was born in Hartford, Michigan on January 12, 1929 to Marjorie and Eugene Heuser.  He graduated from Hartford high school in 1946.  Wallace graduated cum laude from Michigan State University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Pomology.  He married Laura Lee Riegel on July 16, 1950.


2018 American Fruit Grower Apple Growers of the Year - Phil and Judy Schwallier

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2018 American Fruit Grower Apple Growers of the Year - Phil and Judy Schwallier
A HUGE congratulations to former IFTA president and his wife and partner, Phil and Judy Schwallier on being named the 2018 American Fruit Grower Apple Growers of the Year. A wonderful accomplishment that could not go to a more deserving couple!

IFTA Young Professionals Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Opportunities

The IFTA Young Professionals Scholarship Program was started in 2013 to encourage the next generation of fruit tree growers to attend the association’s educational events. The first Young Professional Scholarships were awarded that year for the IFTA Study Tour in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a great success, and IFTA is hopeful in supporting this program for many future IFTA events.

We are currently working to acquire sponsor support to provide scholarships that would help allow our Young Professionals to attend the IFTA Summer Study Tour in Ontario, Canada - July 21-24, 2019.

If interested in applying, please read the below information for qualifications and more details!

  • Current IFTA membership is required.
  • Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger when the study tour takes place.
  • If you have already registered for the event, you may still apply to receive a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients may be asked to assist with events during the study tour

Application to be Posted in April 2019

Applications will be reviewed by the IFTA Young Professionals committee, and recipients will be notified by email.