IFTA honors industry leadersRoss Courtney // February 8, 2016Harold Thome, center, is honored with the Hall of Fame Award in Grand Rapids on Feb. 8, 2016. (Ross Courtney/Good Fruit Grower)The International Fruit Tree Association presented its 2016 award winners tonight (Monday) at the annual conference awards banquet at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Researcher of the Year, Dr. Randy Beaudry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.Extension Award, Amy Irish-Brown, Michigan State University, Grand RapidsGrower Award, Ed Wittenbach, Belding, MichiganIndustry Service Award, Ken Hall, former IFTA president, Poplar Grove, IllinoisHall of Fame Award, Harold Thome, grower, Grand Rapids Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Ross Courtney2021-09-28T08:42:35-07:00February 8th, 2016|People, Ross Courtney, Updates| About the Author: Ross Courtney Ross Courtney is an associate editor for Good Fruit Grower, writing articles and taking photos for the print magazine and website. He has a degree from Pacific Lutheran University. -- Follow the author -- Contact: 509-930-8798 or email. Related Posts Blueberry councils hire Joe Vargas as director of business intelligence May 19th, 2022| 0 Comments USDA announces disaster relief funds available for 2020 and 2021 losses May 19th, 2022| 0 Comments Growers reduce Northwest cherry crop estimate at five-state meeting May 18th, 2022| 0 Comments Future forecasts call for more heat, more often May 18th, 2022| 0 Comments Apples in extreme heat May 18th, 2022| 0 Comments Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.