Industry Profiles

Spudman announces potato industry Dream Team 2021

Six-time Super Bowl winning coach Bill Belichick has a mantra: “Do your job.” Every player on the field has a responsibility and if each person ex... more »

Worzella brothers inducted into Wisconsin potato growers hall of fame

Longtime potato and vegetable growers Norm and Marv Worzella of Worzella & Sons in Plover, Wisconsin, were inducted into the Wisconsin Potato &... more »

RJ Andrus keeps potatoes coming for Idahoan Foods

As the senior manager of raw material product procurement, RJ Andrus is tasked with making sure Idahoan Foods always has potatoes to process. Andrus, ... more »

Potato 2.0 Project lead Robin Buell named Georgia Eminent Scholar

Robin Buell, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and a renowned plant genomics expert, will join the University of Geo... more »

Mickelsen Farms takes lead in sharing farmers’ story with the masses

Mickelsen Farms was founded in 1988 by brothers Lynn and Dale Mickelsen and Lynn’s son, Mark, but the family’s potato-farming history in southeast... more »

2021 Spudman Dream Team Awards presented by Yara North America

Spudman magazine recognizes the honorees of its 2021 Potato Industry Dream Team Awards. Dream Teamers Beau Hartline (Alsum Farms & Produce), ... watch »

Russia native Natalia Cervantes aims for positive vibe about potatoes

Potatoes USA’s newest team member grew up a long way from the USA. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Natalia Cervantes spent summers at her grandm... more »

San Luis Valley farms come together to expand seed potato production with San Acacio Seed

Geographic isolation in farming isn’t a bad thing when it comes to keeping disease out of your fields and improving quality. The three farms that ma... more »

LeRoy Salazar has decades of experience, including growing where potatoes originated

LeRoy Salazar not only has plenty of experience growing potatoes, he has the rather unique experience — at least among American farmers — of havin... more »

Simplot’s Rasmussen pushing to further define potato industry sustainability

Jolyn Rasmussen leads J.R. Simplot’s Raw Development and Sustainability team, which has a mission of “Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.” The... more »


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