40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Steven Johnston


Apple Castle

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Johnston, a 2008 graduate of Penn State University, is a sixth-generation farmer and business owner at Apple Castle in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He has built upon the foundation of his family farm by adding events that attract and build relationships with a new generation of customers, expanding the farm market offerings, and implementing new fruit growing techniques. Johnston serves in a leadership role on several farm and community-related boards.

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P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


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