Industry Profiles

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 »

New Assistant Editor Joins Spudman Staff

Scott Christie has joined the staff of Great American Publishing as the assistant editor for Spudman. His duties will include writing and editing cont... more »

Michigan seed grower to lead the council in 2007

Don Sklarczyk was elected to a one-year term as president of the National Potato Council at the group's annual meeting in January. Don grows minituber... more »

Water, family drive Oregon seed grower to keep his operation small

Oregon's Klamath Basin is known for fertile soil in the semi-arid desert. Potato production in the area isn't affected much by late blight or Colorado... more »

Fourth generation grower couldn’t stay away from the farm

Running a potato farm is a not a commitment to be taken lightly, and Mike Baginski's parents, Ted and Sue, wanted him to be sure it was what he really... more »

Ein Traum Von Amerika: The 1990s

Wulf is a tough old bird… he is 65 and he just keeps going."Wulf Lebrecht's son, Chris, said that about his father in the German-made documentar... more »

Colorado Grower Adapts to Changing Industry by Expanding Farm

Bruce Heersink knows what it takes to keep his farm successful. Afterall, he's watched his dad and grandfather before him. Bruce is the fifth generati... 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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