Vote for NU Grad’s Apple Orchard in USA Today Poll

In Announcements, by , on September 23rd, 2015

An apple orchard operated by 1978 Niagara University alumnus and Trustee Ed Brennan is in the running to be selected as one of the best in the country by USA Today readers. Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards, located in Lafayette, N.Y., is currently ranked second of the 20 orchards in contention.

This family-owned orchard has been growing apples since onion farmer George Skiff and dairy farmer Andrew Beak joined forces in 1911 to plant apples on a hillside along Rte. 20. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, Gala, McIntosh, Ginger Gold and Paula Red are just a few of the varieties offered from late August through late October. Live music events, Cider Fests, Orchard Runs and a Kids’ Magic Show add entertainment to the apple picking.

Last fall, Brennan welcomed a group of our MBA students and NUMA to the farm for a tour of the orchard and manufacturing facilities. He spent a great deal of time sharing with the students his insight on how to effectively turn a commodity into a profit.

You can vote for Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards once per day at the following link:

Voting ends this Monday, Sept. 28!