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Ferguson Elected President of State Apple Growers Association
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/03/2014

Members of the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association have a new leader. Andy Ferguson of Ferguson's Orchard was elected president of the WAGA during the group's annual meeting.

Ferguson first became involved in the family business when his parents, Tom and Deb Ferguson, purchased their original Galesville orchard in 2002. That involvement continued as he was an undergrad at the University of Minnesota and later a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Andy is fluent in Spanish after spending six months abroad studying in Spain. As a current owner of Ferguson's Orchards, he has played a key role in the family business. His law degree concentration on Real Estate, Contracts & Business Management came in handy when they purchased the former Eau Claire Orchard and expanded to four retail stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Currently Andy serves as the project manager for the orchard's 40,000 Pazazz tree planting that will take place this spring; manages the Eau Claire retail store and agri-tainment enterprises and he's also in charge of Business Development, finding new ways to grow the business.

In 2012 and again in 2014, he was selected as one of the 12 'Young Apple Leaders' from across the country by USApple.

The WAGA represents 170 apple growers from across Wisconsin and neighboring states.

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