Spudman 7

Kelly Turner Michigan Potatoes

Kelly Turner, new head of Michigan potato commission, already has a mindset for farming

Among the ranks of state association leaders in the potato industry, Kelly Turner is still something of the new kid in class. She’s hardly new to ag... more »

Gary Roth Oregon Potato

New Oregon Potato Commission head Gary Roth no stranger to state agriculture scene

Gary Roth may be new to the Oregon Potato Commission, but he’s no stranger to the state’s agricultural scene. Roth, who recently succeeded longtim... more »

Nathan Tallman Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania potato legacy Nathan Tallman heads state cooperative

Nathan Tallman is a Pennsylvania potato legacy. He grew up on a potato farm, helping his father, Bill Tallman, at the family farm in Tower City. I... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Spudman 7: Charlie Rush

Charlie Rush has been a plant pathologist since graduating from Texas A&M University in the early 80s. In 1986, he initiated the Texas A&M Agr... more »

Spudman7: Buzz Shahan

Buzz Shahan grew up on a cotton/potato farm in Queen Creek, Arizona. After attending Arizona State University for two years, he transferred to Brigham... more »

Spudman 7: Jennifer McEntire

Jennifer McEntire is vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh Produce Association. A food microbiologist by background, she has al... more »

Spudman 7: Mac Johnson

Mac Johnson has spent his entire career in marketing, working for, or with, many of the country’s largest consumer product goods. In 2000, he joined... more »


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