Industry Profiles

D.C. Farms, Chandler family honored by Maine Potato Board

The Maine Potato Board has announced the Chandler family of D.C. Farms in Mapleton as the 2019 Farm Family of the Year. Darren Chandler, along wit... more »

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Hollee Alexander is National Potato Council’s ‘master sergeant’

If John Keeling has been the National Potato Council’s face and voice for the past 17 years, Hollee Alexander has been its backbone. Alexander, w... more »

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Pennsylvania potato legacy Nathan Tallman heads state cooperative

Nathan Tallman is a Pennsylvania potato legacy. He grew up on a potato farm, helping his father, Bill Tallman, at the family farm in Tower City. I... more »

2019 Spudwoman of the Year: Alison Sklarczyk, Sklarczyk Seed Farm

Alison Sklarczyk, owner and lab manager at Sklarczyk Seed Farm in Michigan, is the 2019 Spudwoman of the Year, which is sponsored by Lockwood Equ... watch »

2019 Spudwoman of the Year Alison Sklarczyk

Nurturing potatoes was not how Alison Sklarczyk envisioned her future. Nurturing puppies was more like it. When Alison Hinshaw entered Michigan Sta... more »

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NPC’s new leadership team outlines focus for the future

The National Potato Council is entering a new era. On June 30, 2019, John Keeling will officially retire from his role as executive vice president ... more »

Spudman Names Shawn Boyle as 2019 Emerging Leader

Shawn Boyle, president of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association, is Spudman's 2019 Emerging Leader Award winner. RELATED: ... watch »

Kitchen Farms on quest for the best potato

The perfect potato breed is many things: reliable, resistant, high-yielding and, of course, marketable. Also add elusive. Like his potato-growin... more »

Alan Jones has feet firmly planted in potatoes in Florida’s Manatee County

For the most part, Manatee County in west-central Florida is tomato country. The exception is Jones Potato Farm. Alan and Leslie Jones’ potato-pr... more »

Phil Hamm, soon to retire, reflects on 45-year career

As the director of Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Phil Hamm has been at the forefront of potato... more »


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