Industry Profiles

Innovation Helps Moss Farms Flourish

Dan Moss and his son, Ryan, point out their farm’s latest invention as they watch their potatoes roll along a conveyor at a cellar in southeastern I... more »

Spudman 7: Alexander Pavlista

Born in Praha, Czechoslovakia, Alexander Pavlista left in 1948 when his parents escaped the Communist regime and immigrated to the United States in 19... more »

The Third Pillar

For a guy who claims he didn’t know anything about growing potatoes 31 years ago, Milt Carter proved to be a quick learner. It was in 1985 in Wat... more »

Benjamin Sklarczyk: Spudman’s 2016 Emerging Leader Award recipient

Benjamin Sklarczyk and his wife, Alison, discuss how they balance raising their young family with the demands of running a seed potato business.... watch »

September eSpudman: Industry Spotlight

Yi Wang, associate professor, University of Idaho, Kimberly Research and Extension Center, discusses variety storage trials and the new consumer ... watch »

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 »

Moving Forward

In this month's issue, we're featuring the grower-leaders of the National Potato Council (NPC) and Potatoes USA.Jim Tiede of American Falls, Idaho, be... 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 »


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