Industry Profiles

Potato Association of America names four Honorary Lifetime Members

One of the most significant ways to recognize outstanding contributions to the potato industry and to our organization — the Potato Association of A... more »

R.D. Offutt operation benefits from leadership longevity

As R.D. Offutt Brooten Farm Manager Chris Strom surveyed fields on a cold, snowy April day, he recalled many other growing seasons throughout his 29-y... more »

Hollee Alexander named 2022 Spudwoman of the Year

When the National Potato Council (NPC) opted to move its headquarters to Washington, D.C. in 2001, its first move was to hire John Keeling as chief ex... more »

Chatting with new TOMRA CEO Tove Andersen

In August 2021, Tove Andersen became the CEO of TOMRA, a global supplier of recycling, mining and food production equipment. With a history with crop ... more »

It’s been a long road for seed potato farmer Mike Telford and his growing family

A life in farming seemed to be preordained for Mike Telford. “I grew up in Utah in Bountiful. My father was what they called a truck farmer, and ... more »

Talking with Thilani Jayakody, an up-and-comer in the potato industry

The work of Thilani Jayakody, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, has recently been recognized by the Potato Association of America in the... more »

Planting the seed for growth: Corey Farms’ move to seed potatoes has paid off

Some potato farms in Aroostook County, Maine have histories dating back to the early 1800s. Daniel Corey’s operation is not one of them, however. ... more »

Potato Association of America honors industry up-and-comers

For the past 20 years, the Potato Association of America (PAA) has honored graduate students with cash awards for outstanding student research present... more »

Wagner Farms wins first Specialty Crop Sustainability Award

Everything is in bloom at Wagner Farms in Rome, New York, where farm operations and the very business model have been remodeled around the concept of ... more »

Potato LEAF scholarship goes to MSU grad student focused on genome editing

The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is has announced Thilani Jayakody, a third-year graduate student in the Mich... more »


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