Industry Profiles

Nora Olsen named 2021 Spudwoman of the Year

Just saying North American potato production has benefited from the efforts of Nora Olsen would be an understatement.  Over the past two-plus deca... more »

Pavek currently leading PAA, but his contributions to potato industry aren’t new

For more than 15 years, Washington State University scientist Mark Pavek has helped potato growers develop more nutritious, hardy and marketable varie... more »

Mel Henninger honored by New Jersey agriculture industry

Longtime Rutgers professor and Extension agent Mel Henninger, Ph.D., was recognized with a Distinguished Service to Agriculture Citation by the New Je... more »

Side Delights Network example of longevity of family farms

The Side Delights Network of family-owned farms is vigilantly integrating the next generation into the potato business. 2021 trends show that "The lo... more »

Maine Potato Board’s Porter Seed Farm experiment finds success

Most major potato-producing states have an association or commission in place to connect and represent its collection of potato growers. Rarely are su... more »

Renee Rioux settling in as Wisconsin’s seed certification director

Renee Rioux was tapped to be the administrative director of the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program in August 2019. Since then, she’s been d... more »

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 »


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