Industry Profiles

Loving the Farm Life

The sky was a crystalline blue, unmarred by even the wisp of a cloud, in the early light of a late September morning. Truck traffic was racing down th... more »

Born to Lead

Some are born to lead (think Queen Elizabeth II), some are born to run (think Bruce Springsteen) and some are born to grow potatoes and to lead the Na... more »

Spudman 7: Richard Pavelski

Richard Pavelski is a fourth-generation Wisconsin potato grower. The original family farm in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, was settled in 1873 by his g... more »

Mike Pink: July/August grower profile

Mike Pink, of Mesa, Washington, is the 2016-17 chairman of Potatoes USA (formerly the U.S. Potato Board). Pink discusses his farm and issues faci... watch »

Spudwomen 2016

Liz Sanders: The Boss"I'm incredibly bossy, so I think that makes me especially suited for management, Liz Sanders said, laughing at her self-assessme... more »

Spudwomen 2016: Liz Sanders

"I'm incredibly bossy, so I think that makes me especially suited for management, Liz Sanders said, laughing at her self-assessment. "My job is to mak... more »

Spudwomen 2016: Silvia Rondon

It's a long way from the Andean altiplano of Puno, Peru, to the lower Columbia Basin of Hermiston, Oregon. For Silvia Rondon, it's a journey that star... more »

Spudman 7: Lorie Ewing

Lorie Ewing, program manager of the nuclear seed potato program at the University of Idaho, is retiring this July after 33 years of managing the potat... more »

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A family affair

With this, our second annual Women of the Industry issue, Spudman attempts to remedy the situation by recognizing the important roles women are playin... more »

Spudwomen 2016: Eugenia Banks

When colleagues and farmers were asked to describe Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) potato specialist Eugenia Banks, two words stood ou... more »


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