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Lifetime Achievement Award

About the Award

This honor is awarded to an individual, couple, or family that demonstrates many years of diligence in cherry farming and related profession. Criteria may include number of years in the business, activity in the industry and community organizations and a giving spirit.

Kiessel Farms

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Billy & Betty Kiessel
Don & Jan Kiessel



Past Awardees


Kay & Fred Vermeersch

Central Lake, MI
2017

Bob & Effie Anderson

Suttons Bay, MI
2016

Jack White

Michigan
2015

Jerome & Mary Ann Kolarik

Gills Pier, MI
2014


Mary & Whitney Lyon

Island View Orchard, Old Mission, MI
2013

Clinton Smeltzer

PerClin Orchards, Benzie, MI
2012

Jack White

Interwater Farms, Williamsburg, MI
2011

Owen Bahle

Leelanau County, MI
2010

Rex Dobson

Ruby Ellen Farm, Leelanau County, MI
2009

Howard & ann Fouch

Old Mission, MI
2008
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