Industry Profiles

Women of the Industry 2016: Silvia Rondon

Originally from Lima, Peru, Silvia Rondon is an associate professor and Extension entomologist at Oregon State University's Hermiston Agricultura... watch »

Women of the Industry 2016: Liz Sanders

Liz Sanders is the general manager of CSS Farms' hydroponic greenhouse facility in Colorado City, Colorado where they grow nuclear seed potato.... watch »

Spudman 7: Larry Hiller

Larry Hiller received a B.S. in ag education from Iowa State University (ISU). He spent nine months in the Philippines in the 4-H International Farm Y... more »


Politics and Potatoes

Donald Trump was in ascendance as we gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Potato Council's Potato D.C. Fly-In in February. From political pu... more »

Strength in Numbers

A shroud of scaffolding covers the Capitol Dome these days, as one of the world's most iconic symbols of democracy undergoes a $60 million renovation.... more »

Sands of Time

In the Central Sands region of Wisconsin, made famous in Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand County Almanac," Steve Diercks, 67, and his son Andy Diercks, 45,... more »

Spudman 7: Gregg Halverson

Gregg Halverson is president and chairman of the board of Black Gold Farms, a family owned potato growing and marketing organization headquartered in ... more »

Spudman March Grower Profile: Diercks Family Farm

Steve Diercks and his son, Andy Diercks, talk about the history of their farm in Coloma, Wisconsin, growing potatoes in the sands region of Wisco... watch »

Building on a Legacy

News about the Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington, which was central to formation of the Columbia Basin Project, traveled across the country follo... more »

Spudman 7: Phil Nolte

Born and raised in Minnesota, Phil Nolte obtained a B.S. in biology at Moorhead State College. He went on to earn an M.S. in 1983 and a Ph.D. in plant... more »

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