40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Elizabeth Wittenbach


Wittenbach Orchards, LLC

Job Title



Wittenbach is a fifth generation farmer growing apples and row crops in West Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management and minor in Horticulture. Wittenbach enjoys melding the business aspect of her degree with the hands-on education of working alongside her father and grandfather. Her responsibilities range from bookkeeping to trimming and food safety to orchard scouting. She currently serves on the board of directors for USApple.

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower