Industry Profiles

Words of Wisdom

Last year Addie Waxman became our inaugural Spudwoman of the Year. When we first talked to her she had graduated from the University of Idaho with her... more »

Potatoes USA hires assistant marketing manager

Potatoes USA has welcomed Kendra Keenan as assistant marketing manager. Keenan brings a background in food marketing to her role, Potatoes USA s... more »

Potatoes USA appoints global marketing manager

Potatoes USA has hired Kayla Dome as global marketing manager for its retail sector. Dome comes to Potatoes USA with a background in merchandising ... more »

Masser Potato Farms welcomes new director of foodservice sales

Charles “Chip” Callahan is joining Masser Potato Farms as director of foodservice sales, effective immediately. He joins the Masser team with ove... more »

Northern Plains potato growers hire new president

The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) based in East Grand Forks, Minnesota has hired Donavon Johnson to be its new president. Johnson... more »

Spudman 7: Charlie Rush

Charlie Rush has been a plant pathologist since graduating from Texas A&M University in the early 80s. In 1986, he initiated the Texas A&M Agr... more »

IPC taps new marketing director

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has hired Ross Johnson as its new international marketing director. “There is a lot of opportunity for internat... more »

Melanie Wickham wins 2018 Spudwoman of the Year

When Melanie Wickham steps away from Empire Potato Growers she will have served as the group’s leader for 33 years. She’ll also have dozens of suc... more »

Potatoes USA appoints leaders to domestic marketing committee

Two growers with over six decades of combined farming experience have been chosen to lead Potatoes USA’s Domestic Marketing Committee. Phil Hickman ... more »

Worth the Effort: Making it work with reduced tillage

There’s a touch of irony in the fact that since taking over his family’s farm, Jeff Parkinson has reduced the amount of fertilizer he needs to use... more »


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