Industry Profiles

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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2019 Emerging Leader Award winner: Shawn Boyle proves to be quick study

Less than two years into his potato career, Shawn Boyle has made quite an impression. There seems to be no shortage of people willing to sing his prai... more »

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Atchley Farms’ sanitation practices cut down on disease threat

Emma Atchley keeps her half-acre greenhouse as sanitary as a hospital and uses laboratory techniques to propagate potato plants. There’s no toler... more »

San Luis Valley Research Center

Spudman 7: Chaks Mattupalli goes from finance to plant pathology

Chakradhar “Chaks” Mattupalli’s experience in agricultural financing in India put him on a very different career path: plant pathology. In deali... more »

Soil Scientist Carl Rosen Talks Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Carl Rosen of the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water & Climate talks about why the Specialty Research Crop Initiative is impor... watch »

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Stoddard Farms more than just free fries, clever T-shirts

Drive to Stoddard Farms on any summer or autumn day and you’ll find a packed parking lot and throngs of people holding fresh, hot french fries. T... more »

Spudwoman of the Year award nominations being accepted

The title of the publication is Spudman, but make no mistake — we know how valuable the contributions of women are to the potato industry. So in ... more »

Spudman 7: Matt Wilkes, Potato Services of Michigan

Potato Services of Michigan is in the business of getting potato products to where there is a need, and there are needs everywhere. PSOM buys and sell... more »


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