Entries tagged with: Wpvga

Wisconsin growers’ donation feeds the hungry

From the northern part of the state to the southern region, two Wisconsin potato growers are feeding people in the Badger State and the Midwest by collaborating with the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) and Feeding America on a potato donation to various food banks. What began as seed potatoes produced for a USDA-funded research grant in Wisconsin’s Northwoods region of Eagle River, turned into an 1800 cwt (hundredweight) potato donation, an amount…  » Read more

Houlihan named WPVGA executive director

Tamas Houlihan has been named executive director of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) by the board of directors, effective immediately. Houlihan has been serving as interim executive director since August, replacing Duane Maatz.             For the past 27 years, Houlihan has served as the WPVGA communications director and the managing editor of the Badger Common’Tater magazine, the official publication for the Wisconsin potato and vegetable industry. He previously had served as interim…  » Read more

Wrap contest for WPVGA Spudmobile

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is sponsoring a design contest for its new Spudmobile. The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18. The WPVGA is seeking designs for the outer wrap of the Spudmobile, a Holiday Rambler Ambassador motor home, and will award three first place prizes of $1,000 each for best designs. The mobile billboard and educational center will be used to promote Wisconsin potatoes and vegetables and…  » Read more

WPVGA presents annual industry awards

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) recognized several members of Wisconsin’s potato industry at its annual awards banquet on Feb. 5 at Stevens Point. Myron Soik was inducted into the WPVGA Hall of Fame. Soik, 79, is a longtime potato grower and owner of Myron Soik & Sons, based Stevens Point. Soik was recognized by the WPVGA for his lifetime achievement in the development of the state’s potato industry. Ron Krueger was named…  » Read more