The WILLIAM S. HAINES, SR. ENDOWED CRANBERRY RESEARCH FUND was established in 2011 to support long-term cranberry research. William S. Haines was a leader in the cranberry industry with landmark accomplishments including inception of Ocean Spray Cooperative, and the development of innovative growing practices such as the water harvest. A third generation cranberry farmer, he was the first of his family to dedicate his life solely to the cultivation of this crop. His family farm, located near Chatsworth, NJ, grew under his leadership to one of the largest and most productive in the world. Today William S. Haines remains an icon to the cranberry industry. A man of vision, honesty, dedication, intelligence and drive, the mention of his name inspires all who knew him.
This research fund is dedicated to the memory of William S Haines. The Pine Island Cranberry Company created this fund to provide financial assistance to the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension to support cranberry research. The Donor’s intent is that the fund will support research that will have a long-term impact on the health of the cranberry industry in New Jersey and beyond.