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by Franz Niederholzer
on August 31, 2017 at 8:46 PM
I enjoyed working with Rich and am sad to learn of his passing. The Cost and Return Studies that he and Karen developed with support from Farm Advisors were often the first thing I handed growers when they asked questions about producing a particular crop. Thanks, Rich!
by Joe Connell
on September 2, 2017 at 6:19 PM
Rich and Karen were a great team working alongside the Farm Advisors to produce cost studies with practical input from the industry. A group of Farm Advisors each met with several growers and collected real life data from them before meeting with Rich. Armed with that information a great discussion commenced and outstanding cost studies were produced. You had a great impact Rich, your work product was highly valued, and you are missed!
by Rachel B. Elkins
on October 27, 2017 at 8:03 PM
Upon just learning of this, I am so sad about Rich's passing. We worked closely together on multiple cost studies relating to pear and walnut, some extremely complex and creative. He, along with Karen, were instrumental in helping me translate field data into dollars and cents, elevating the level of impact my research has on clientele. Rich was dedicated, patient, intellectually astute, and most of all, the nicest gentleman you could ever hope to meet. He was a real partner to Karen. He was so proud of his family; they were his first priority. Thanks to them for sharing their husband and father with all of us.
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