Industry Profiles

Spudman 7: Willem Schrage

Willem Schrage is the director of the potato program for the North Dakota State Seed Department. He is a native of the Netherlands and a graduate of A... more »

Under the Tetons’ Shadow

With the jagged Grand Teton mountains rising in the distance on a brisk October morning, trucks laden with freshly dug certified seed potatoes arrived... more »

Spudman 7: Warren Henninger

Warren Henninger is the founder and chairman of the board of Ag World Support Systems (AWSS) in Spokane, Washington. He was born and raised on a potat... more »

Band of Brothers

Iotts have been farming in Michigan for over 100 years, but how they ended up in Michigan is a tale with historical antecedents.As Dennis Iott tells t... more »

Spudman 7: Tamas Houlihan

Last December, Tamas Houlihan was named executive director of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA).For the previous 27 yea... more »

“I am the USPB”: Katie Neumiller-Floming, Savanna, Illinois

Katie Neumiller-Floming is a third-generation potato farmer in Savanna, Illinois. She is Neumiller Farm's transportation manager and the sole Ill... watch »

Paying It Forward

Carl Hoverson wants to give back to the industry that has given him so much during a lifetime spent growing potatoes.Hoverson, of Larimore, North Dako... more »

Spudman 7: Traci Hiebert

Traci Hiebert grew up in Idaho, finished her undergraduate degree in Tübingen, Germany and spent the next 13 years working her way from intern to... more »

Michigan Matriarch

What's a Yooper? A Yooper is a euphemism for a resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P.). Three percent of Michigan residents call the Upper Penin... more »

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Recognizing Spudwomen

The history of agriculture is one told mostly from a man's perspective. However, there is no denying that women have played both important and support... more »


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