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Rod Farrow of Waterport named apple grower of the year by national magazine

Photo by Tom Rivers: Rod Farrow is pictured in a fruit orchard in this file photo.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 August 2017 at 8:45 am

WATERPORT – An Orleans County fruit grower has been named “Apple Grower of the Year” by American Fruit Grower, a national agricultural magazine run by Growing Produce.

Farrow is the owner of Lamont Fruit Farm. He has been an industry leader in growing high-value fruit through high-density orchards.

Farrow, a native of England, worked with George Lamont for many years before Farrow became the farm’s owner and expanded the operation.

Farrow has begun transitioning ownership of the farm to Jason Woodworth and Jose Iniguez.

Farrow was praised in the apple industry for management of the farm and its long-term future, and for his leadership in the industry with different co-ops including The Next Big Thing, which grows the SweeTango apple variety.

Farrow will be formally presented with the award at the annual USApple Association Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference in Chicago, Aug. 24-25.

To see the article in American Fruit Grower about Farrow, click here.

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