Fred Hess, president of Hess Bros. Fruit Co., Lancaster, Pa., was recognized by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson in August last year as the 2017 Apple Man of the Year. ( File photo )

The Packer is calling for nominations for the 2018 Apple Man (or Woman) of the Year.

The Packer will present the award Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association’s 2018 Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago.

Last year, The Packer’s editor Greg Johnson named Fred Hess, president of Hess Bros. Fruit Co., Lancaster, Pa., as its 2017 Apple Man of the Year. Hess died June 14.

This award, first presented by The Packer in 1964, recognizes an individual who has shown leadership and commitment to the advancement of the apple industry.

The nomination form is available online and nominations can be sent to tkarst@thepacker.com or mailed to Tom Karst at The Packer: 8725 Rosehill Road, Suite 200, Lenexa, KS, 66215. The deadline for nominations is July 24.
 

 
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