Industry Profiles

Potatoes USA appoints 2022-2023 research committee co-chairs

Jennifer Gogan of Houlton, Maine, and Mike Larsen of Declo, Idaho, were elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee as Research Committee Co-Chair... more »

Potato LEAF awards 2022-23 scholarship to Paige Hickman

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce Paige Hickman, a Ph.D. student at University of Idah... more »

U of I researcher drums up success as scientist through music

Pam Hutchinson draws a parallel between identifying weeds in a potato field and wowing a crowd with a drum solo. She performs both seemingly dissim... more »

A shift in trends

Jason Davenport has a unique view of the potato industry. Founder and president of California-based Allied Potato, Davenport is a fifth-generation far... more »

U.S. Department of Agriculture announces key staff appointments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced July 5 the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. Eric Deeble –... more »

World Potato Congress welcomes new international advisors

World Potato Congress Inc. is very pleased to introduce five new international advisors to the organization making it truly representative of all regi... more »

New U of I potato storage researcher aims to minimize postharvest losses

Gustavo Teixeira knows the best way to supply more food to a growing population is by wasting less of it. As a new assistant professor and potato post... more »

Okray receives World Potato Congress Industry Award

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards were presented during the 11th World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland, on May 31, 2022. Awards were presen... more »

Potato Association of America names four Honorary Lifetime Members

One of the most significant ways to recognize outstanding contributions to the potato industry and to our organization — the Potato Association of A... more »

R.D. Offutt operation benefits from leadership longevity

As R.D. Offutt Brooten Farm Manager Chris Strom surveyed fields on a cold, snowy April day, he recalled many other growing seasons throughout his 29-y... more »


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