Martin L. Ruetenik

Martin L. Ruetenik, Cuyahoga County-pioneer in the cultivation of vegetables under glass. Mr. Ruetenik had a keen sense for plant characteristics, an innovator with soil tests, irrigation, fertilization, and other new practices . . . first to use steam sterilization of soil and mechanical refrigeration…Master Farmer in 1927, trustee of Heidelberg College and president of the Vegetable Growers Association of America . M. L. Ruetenik the "Celery King" commanded respect by giving respect.