Scholarship Opportunity is available to qualifying IFTA members worldwide!
Application Deadline: December 6, 2019
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 procuring sponsor support to provide scholarships to Young Professionals who would like to attend the 2020 IFTA Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 9-12, 2020. The IFTA Young Professionals Committee will also be coordinating the Welcome Reception in Michigan. We are excited to celebrate 6 years of supporting the next generation of IFTA!
Recipients Notified: December 20, 2019
Wallace E Heuser
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.
Thank you for contributing to the IFTA Research Foundation!
Thank you to all who have contributed to the Research Foundation this year, whether for current research projects and operation or to the permanent endowment fund.
The IFTA Research Foundation provided grant money to six research projects awarded by the IFTA Research Committee for fruit tree research.
As the Foundation continues to build the permanent endowment, returns from that investment will be able to fund future research projects.
With your help, our organization will continue to be the leading international organization advancing intensive orchard systems.
Clicking the Donation button allows you to make a donation to both the Research Foundation and the Young Professionals Scholarship Fund.
If you would like to make a contribution by check, please send to the following and note where to apply your contribution:
IFTA Research Foundation
6601 W. Deschutes Avenue, Suite C-2
Kennewick, WA 99336
From these humble beginnings, IFTA has grown into an international organization noted for its commitment to furthering the fruit tree industry.