Industry Profiles

Potatoes USA Chairman Shares Vision for Industry’s Future

Tucked in the Bootheel region of Missouri, Black Gold Farms COO John Halverson continues to carve out an expanding potato production and service opera... more »

Weyers encourages growers to give back to industry

After 38 years of working in the potato industry there’s one fact that Dwayne Weyers lives by: enjoy your job. “I tell everybody, you got to en... more »

Melanie Likes Talks Farm Life, Family

From an early age, Spudwoman Melanie Likes knew her place was at home on the farm. Likes talks about working with her family and her experiences ... watch »

Spudman 7: Jennifer McEntire

Jennifer McEntire is vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh Produce Association. A food microbiologist by background, she has al... more »

Beverly Searle shares views ahead for farm, family

Great nations are made within the walls of individual homes, and this is no more profoundly evident than at the home of Beverly Searle as she talks ab... more »

Road ahead leads to open spaces for Melanie Likes and her family

“Driven” is an especially appropriate word to describe Melanie Likes. Tractors, pickups, six-wheel bobtails, 10-wheel farm trucks, her vintage 198... more »

2017 Spudwoman of the Year: Addie Waxman

2017 has been a big year for Addie Waxman. She graduated May 13 from the University of Idaho with her Ph.D. in plant sciences. She is also the recipie... more »

Women are the Unsung Heroes of Agriculture

While speaking about his book “American Farmer” at the Potatoes USA annual meeting in Denver a few months ago, photographer Paul Mobley said women... more »

Addie Waxman Discusses the Clearwater Russet

Addie Waxman, 2017 Spudwoman of the Year, talks about the Clearwater Russet being chosen for McDonald's fries. The Spudwoman of the Year award is... watch »


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