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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.
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Kiessel Farms

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Billy & Betty Kiessel
Don & Jan Kiessel



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Past Awardees


Kay & Fred Vermeersch

Central Lake, MI
2017
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Bob & Effie Anderson

Suttons Bay, MI
2016
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Jack White

Michigan
2015
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Jerome & Mary Ann Kolarik

Gills Pier, MI
2014

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Mary & Whitney Lyon

Island View Orchard, Old Mission, MI
2013
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Clinton Smeltzer

PerClin Orchards, Benzie, MI
2012
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Jack White

Interwater Farms, Williamsburg, MI
2011
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Owen Bahle

Leelanau County, MI
2010
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Rex Dobson

Ruby Ellen Farm, Leelanau County, MI
2009
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Howard & ann Fouch

Old Mission, MI
2008
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