Industry Profiles

Potato grower to chair Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

Aaron Troyer, the new chair of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), steps into the leadership role with a love of farming and an impr... more »

Vermont Valley Community Farm finds niche in organic seed potato production

Small, organic farms need organic seed potatoes, and a small, organic farm in Wisconsin has found its niche in supplying those farms. The Vermont V... more »

Potato researcher Jeff Miller keeps family business going strong

Before Jeff Miller returned to the family business — Miller Research, an independent contract firm — he had the opportunity to spend eight years a... more »

Longtime CSU potato breeder Dave Holm set to retire

Dave Holm was destined to work with potatoes. He was raised on a potato farm in southeastern Idaho, where his dad and grandfather instilled in him a l... more »

Chuck Troyer honored posthumously by Northern Plains Potato Growers Association

Chuck Troyer has posthumously been awarded the 2021 Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Meritorious Service Award. Troyer passed away Dec. 3... more »

Gumz Farms highlighted by TOMRA Food

The farmers at Gumz Farms in Endeavor, Wisconsin, are a unique breed of problem solvers who spend long days tending to their harvest while getting the... more »

WSU researcher Kiwamu Tanaka focused on identifying natural plant disease resistance

Just like humans, plants have evolutionary immune systems. Washington State University Associate Professor Kiwanu Tanaka has made studying those immun... more »

Nora Olsen named 2021 Spudwoman of the Year

Just saying North American potato production has benefited from the efforts of Nora Olsen would be an understatement.  Over the past two-plus deca... more »

Pavek currently leading PAA, but his contributions to potato industry aren’t new

For more than 15 years, Washington State University scientist Mark Pavek has helped potato growers develop more nutritious, hardy and marketable varie... more »

Mel Henninger honored by New Jersey agriculture industry

Longtime Rutgers professor and Extension agent Mel Henninger, Ph.D., was recognized with a Distinguished Service to Agriculture Citation by the New Je... more »


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