Industry Profiles

IPC taps new marketing director

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has hired Ross Johnson as its new international marketing director. “There is a lot of opportunity for internat... more »

Melanie Wickham wins 2018 Spudwoman of the Year

When Melanie Wickham steps away from Empire Potato Growers she will have served as the group’s leader for 33 years. She’ll also have dozens of suc... more »

Potatoes USA appoints leaders to domestic marketing committee

Two growers with over six decades of combined farming experience have been chosen to lead Potatoes USA’s Domestic Marketing Committee. Phil Hickman ... more »

Worth the Effort: Making it work with reduced tillage

There’s a touch of irony in the fact that since taking over his family’s farm, Jeff Parkinson has reduced the amount of fertilizer he needs to use... more »

Senninger Irrigation appoints VP of global sales

 Senninger Irrigation, a Hunter Industries Company, has appointed Steve Abernethy to vice president of global sales.  Abernethy served as Hunter... more »

Simplot CEO plans to retire

The leader of one of Idaho's agri-business giants, J.R. Simplot, is planning on retiring in August, according to local media. Bill Whitacre has... more »

Eric Schroeder is Spudman’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year

It would be accurate to call Eric Schroeder, assistant manager at Schroeder Brothers Farms, a jack of all trades. Depending on the time of year, you c... more »

Hoff Brothers farm keeps frontier legacy alive

Caretaker of a legacy: that’s how James Hoff describes himself. There’s a serene sense of awe and gratitude in Hoff’s voice when he talks about ... more »

Potatoes USA chooses leadership

The Potatoes USA, 2018 Annual Meeting came to a close last week with the election of a new board chairman and executive committee. Dan Moss of Decl... more »

HELM Agro hires national sales manager

HELM Agro has hired Michael Hoger as its new national sales manager. In his new role, Hoger will be responsible for the leadership, planning and e... more »


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