2004 MSHS Scholarship Recipients

William Bristol (Michigan State University)

William is majoring in Horticulture/Pomology and will be transferring into a four-year horticulture program at MSU. His plans after graduating include returning to the family farm where he will begin to transfer everything from standard rows to high density planting. His plans also include marketing and sales of the family business.

Jason F. Jablon (Michigan State University)

Jason’s major at MSU is in Applied Plant Science. He plans on becoming an IPM scout/crop advisor specializing in tree fruit and in organic solutions to help farmers to be able to switch to organic production. He believes there will be a growing market in this area and he plans on specializing in organic and fresh tree fruit production selling directly to consumers and retailers.

Dario Stefanelli (Michigan State University)

Dario will major in Horticulture with special interest in organic apple production. He has participated in MSU’s Student Organic Farms, has been an Organic Orchard Consultant volunteer, and an active HOGS (Horticulture Organization Graduate Students) member. His plans include working in a fruit industry doing research and to help increase fruit health and quality.

Stephen Tennes (Michigan State University)

Stephen is currently working on his Master degree in Horticulture and is a HOGS (Horticulture Organization Graduate Students) member. In addition to his studies, he is slowly assuming all management responsibilities of his family’s apple orchard, pumpkin patch, cider mill, and farm market. It is his intention to continue to run and expand the farm and become more involved in Michigan’s fruit and vegetable industry.

Yufei Xu (Michigan State University)

A current member of HOGS (Horticulture Organization Graduate Students), Yufei is majoring in Horticulture with special interest in Pomologyand Molecular Biology. Yufei would like to build up international collaborations to benefit the Midwest fruit industry