Industry Profiles

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2019 Emerging Leader Award winner: Shawn Boyle proves to be quick study

Less than two years into his potato career, Shawn Boyle has made quite an impression. There seems to be no shortage of people willing to sing his prai... more »

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Atchley Farms’ sanitation practices cut down on disease threat

Emma Atchley keeps her half-acre greenhouse as sanitary as a hospital and uses laboratory techniques to propagate potato plants. There’s no toler... more »

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Spudman 7: Chaks Mattupalli goes from finance to plant pathology

Chakradhar “Chaks” Mattupalli’s experience in agricultural financing in India put him on a very different career path: plant pathology. In deali... more »

Soil Scientist Carl Rosen Talks Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Carl Rosen of the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water & Climate talks about why the Specialty Research Crop Initiative is impor... watch »

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Stoddard Farms more than just free fries, clever T-shirts

Drive to Stoddard Farms on any summer or autumn day and you’ll find a packed parking lot and throngs of people holding fresh, hot french fries. T... more »

Spudwoman of the Year award nominations being accepted

The title of the publication is Spudman, but make no mistake — we know how valuable the contributions of women are to the potato industry. So in ... more »

Spudman 7: Matt Wilkes, Potato Services of Michigan

Potato Services of Michigan is in the business of getting potato products to where there is a need, and there are needs everywhere. PSOM buys and sell... more »

Shawn Boyle wins Spudman’s Emerging Leader Award

Shawn Boyle is relatively new to the potato industry, but you would never know that based on his passion and dedication. Boyle has helped implement pr... more »

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Streich Farms thrives as nearby population balloons

Even the smoothest harvest has some bumps. The 2018 harvest went fairly smoothly on Streich Farms, located west of the fast-growing town of Kalispell,... more »

Michigan man honors family farming history with potato vodka

Chris Iott is not among the Iott brothers who have made a career out of running the family’s northern Michigan seed farm. He has found a way to crea... more »


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