Industry Profiles

Sands of Time

In the Central Sands region of Wisconsin, made famous in Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand County Almanac," Steve Diercks, 67, and his son Andy Diercks, 45,... more »

Spudman March Grower Profile: Diercks Family Farm

Steve Diercks and his son, Andy Diercks, talk about the history of their farm in Coloma, Wisconsin, growing potatoes in the sands region of Wisco... watch »

Spudman 7: Phil Nolte

Born and raised in Minnesota, Phil Nolte obtained a B.S. in biology at Moorhead State College. He went on to earn an M.S. in 1983 and a Ph.D. in plant... more »

Building on a Legacy

News about the Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington, which was central to formation of the Columbia Basin Project, traveled across the country follo... more »

Spudman Grower Profile: Rex Calloway

Rex Calloway, of Quincy, Washington, is a third-generation potato grower. Calloway discusses his grandfather's move to the Columbia Basin and cur... watch »

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 »


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