Industry Profiles

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 »

Strohauer Farms uses organic, fingerling potatoes to diversify and grow

When the other kids were riding tricycles, Harry Dean Strohauer already had his sights set on driving tractors. If he saw a chance to cut school in fa... more »

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 »


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