40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Cory Justus


Justus Orchard

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Cory Justus is a fifth-generation apple grower from Hendersonville, North Carolina. After high school, he attended NCSU where he studied Agricultural Business Management. Cory then helped his parents transition their farm from wholesale and retail to agritourism and retail. They have several attractions on their farm to create opportunities for families to make memories together while also enjoying fruits. Each year they continue to grow and plan on passing the legacy to the next generation.

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