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 Jennifer Witherbee to step down from Washington Apple Education Foundation October 26th, 2021| 0 Comments Registration open for 2022 Cherry Institute in Yakima on Jan. 7 October 21st, 2021| 0 Comments A new image of pest control October 21st, 2021| 0 Comments Water, water nowhere, but apples get enough to drink October 20th, 2021| 0 Comments WSU fall field days focus on X disease October 14th, 2021| 0 Comments Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.