Industry Profiles

Hasenoehrl to focus on promoting the Idaho brand

Mary Hasenoehrl was appointed to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) last month and looking ahead on her time on the commission, she is focused on prom... more »

Aspen Produce Strives for Efficiency As Times Change

The potato industry has changed significantly in the last 30 years, said Dwayne Weyers of Aspen Produce. As varieties and equipment change, "we'r... watch »

Planning, Goals Key at Aspen Produce

Dwayne Weyers of Aspen Produce outlines how management works together to plan for the season and establish goals. Weyers is the National Potato C... watch »

Potatoes USA Chairman Shares Vision for Industry’s Future

Tucked in the Bootheel region of Missouri, Black Gold Farms COO John Halverson continues to carve out an expanding potato production and service opera... more »

Weyers encourages growers to give back to industry

After 38 years of working in the potato industry there’s one fact that Dwayne Weyers lives by: enjoy your job. “I tell everybody, you got to en... more »

Melanie Likes Talks Farm Life, Family

From an early age, Spudwoman Melanie Likes knew her place was at home on the farm. Likes talks about working with her family and her experiences ... watch »

Spudman 7: Jennifer McEntire

Jennifer McEntire is vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh Produce Association. A food microbiologist by background, she has al... more »

Beverly Searle shares views ahead for farm, family

Great nations are made within the walls of individual homes, and this is no more profoundly evident than at the home of Beverly Searle as she talks ab... more »

Road ahead leads to open spaces for Melanie Likes and her family

“Driven” is an especially appropriate word to describe Melanie Likes. Tractors, pickups, six-wheel bobtails, 10-wheel farm trucks, her vintage 198... more »


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