Industry Profiles

Spudman7: Tim O’Connor

Click here to hear more from Tim O'Connor.Tim O'Connor is President and CEO of the United States Potato Board, based in Denver. Under Tim's leadership... more »

Getting it Right

This is the year that potato farmers must get it right," says Merrill Hanny, a 56-year-old third generation fresh market potato farmer as he sits in h... more »

Spudman 7

Jeanne Debons has been working with the non-profit organization the Potato Variety Management Institute (PVMI) since July 2006 when she returned to Or... more »

Columbia Basin family farm looks to the third generation

See Web-exclusive images on the Spudman Facebook fan page here.It's a period of transition for the Morris brothers and their Columbian Basin farm, Mor... more »

Oregon seed grower always learning about the potato industry

On a cool, crisp September morning, as the chill of the early autumn air began evaporating, as the sun climbed higher in the clear blue sky, Jim Carls... more »

Brothers hang Together

A solid work ethic and rural-road smarts have served the Streef brothers well. Those are two of the qualities instilled into the five by their parents... more »

Making a Life

Dwight Horsch is a third generation potato farmer in Aberdeen, Idaho. The three basic focuses of his life have been family, farm and service to his in... more »

Maine Grower of the Year

Lagerstrom Farms of Presque Isle, Maine, is a son and mother operation that has grown considerably in recent years. Marena Lagerstrom and her son, Pau... more »

Brothers run third-generation family farm in Maine

The Roope family has farmed in Presque Isle, Maine, for more than 80 years, but the current generation has seen the biggest changes in the last five t... more »

Aroostook County family has farmed the same acreage since 1953

The Maine Potato Board named the Moir family of Woodland, Maine, the Farm Family of the Year for 2006. Ronald and Ruth Moir farm about 1,500 acres in ... more »


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