Feb 13, 2020
International Fruit Tree Association holds week of learning, recognition

The  International Fruit Tree Association’s 63rd Annual Conference and Tours, titled “Precision 2020,” was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Feb. 9-12.

The event that attracted tree fruit growers and industry representatives from several growing regions in the world, featured two full days of educational sessions and a second day consisting of tours of the Michigan State University Clarksville Research Center, along with several local orchards on the Fruit Ridge near Sparta.

The final day of the conference, titled “Precision Vision 2020,” featured educational sessions at the Amway Grand Plaza.

A Post-Conference West-Central Michigan Winter Tour was held Feb. 14-15.

Watch for future coverage of the conference and tours in future print issues of Fruit Growers News.

For some photos from the event, click on these links:



Storage Control Systems' Jim Schaefer, left, received the International Fruit Tree Association 2020 Service Award from Michigan State University's Randy Beaudry.

Posted by Fruit Growers News on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

IFTA 2020



Michigan State University Extension educator Phil Schwallier receives the 2020 International Fruit Tree Association Hall…

Posted by Fruit Growers News on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Congratulations to Bill Shane for the 2020 Outstanding Extension Educator award! #ifruittree

Posted by International Fruit Tree Association on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Congratulations to the IFTA Outstanding Researcher Award recipient, George Sundin! #ifruittree

Posted by International Fruit Tree Association on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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