Spudman 7

Spudman 7: Mac Johnson

Mac Johnson has spent his entire career in marketing, working for, or with, many of the country’s largest consumer product goods. In 2000, he joined... more »

Spudman 7: Doug Cole

Doug Cole has been the director of marketing and communications for Simplot Plant Sciences since 2012. In this capacity, Cole is responsible for build... more »

Spudman 7: Todd Forbush

Todd Forbush received his master’s degree from Michigan State University (MSU) in agricultural engineering in 1989. While at MSU, he studied the eff... more »

Spudman 7: Neil Gudmestad

Neil C. Gudmestad has conducted research on the diseases of potato for over 39 years. He began his career in seed potato certification with the North ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Spudman 7: Larry Hiller

Larry Hiller received a B.S. in ag education from Iowa State University (ISU). He spent nine months in the Philippines in the 4-H International Farm Y... more »

Spudman 7: Gregg Halverson

Gregg Halverson is president and chairman of the board of Black Gold Farms, a family owned potato growing and marketing organization headquartered in ... more »

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 »


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