Spudman 7

Simplot’s Rasmussen pushing to further define potato industry sustainability

Jolyn Rasmussen leads J.R. Simplot’s Raw Development and Sustainability team, which has a mission of “Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.” The... more »

Researcher Mark Pavek’s message to growers: Always question what you’re doing

At its core, Mark Pavek describes his professional focus as “finding the smartest and most profitable agronomic practices and varieties for (Pacific... more »

Getting folks to ‘fuel up’ with potatoes is aim of Potatoes USA’s Dritlein

The potato industry has made a big push to get more potatoes in the school breakfast and lunch programs in recent years. Rachael Dritlein of Potatoes ... more »

Mark Szymanski sending the right message for National Potato Council

Mark Szymanski probably oversimplified his job as “easy,” adding that he’s only responsible for telling the world about the efforts of his fello... more »

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 »


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