Industry Profiles

Oregon seed grower always learning about the potato industry

On a cool, crisp September morning, as the chill of the early autumn air began evaporating, as the sun climbed higher in the clear blue sky, Jim Carls... more »

Brothers hang Together

A solid work ethic and rural-road smarts have served the Streef brothers well. Those are two of the qualities instilled into the five by their parents... more »

Making a Life

Dwight Horsch is a third generation potato farmer in Aberdeen, Idaho. The three basic focuses of his life have been family, farm and service to his in... more »

Maine Grower of the Year

Lagerstrom Farms of Presque Isle, Maine, is a son and mother operation that has grown considerably in recent years. Marena Lagerstrom and her son, Pau... more »

Brothers run third-generation family farm in Maine

The Roope family has farmed in Presque Isle, Maine, for more than 80 years, but the current generation has seen the biggest changes in the last five t... more »

Ein Traum Von Amerika: The 1990s

Wulf is a tough old bird… he is 65 and he just keeps going."Wulf Lebrecht's son, Chris, said that about his father in the German-made documentar... more »

Colorado Grower Adapts to Changing Industry by Expanding Farm

Bruce Heersink knows what it takes to keep his farm successful. Afterall, he's watched his dad and grandfather before him. Bruce is the fifth generati... more »

New Assistant Editor Joins Spudman Staff

Scott Christie has joined the staff of Great American Publishing as the assistant editor for Spudman. His duties will include writing and editing cont... more »

Fourth generation grower couldn’t stay away from the farm

Running a potato farm is a not a commitment to be taken lightly, and Mike Baginski's parents, Ted and Sue, wanted him to be sure it was what he really... more »

Water, family drive Oregon seed grower to keep his operation small

Oregon's Klamath Basin is known for fertile soil in the semi-arid desert. Potato production in the area isn't affected much by late blight or Colorado... more »


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