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Words of Wisdom

Last year Addie Waxman became our inaugural Spudwoman of the Year. When we first talked to her she had graduated from the University of Idaho with her... more »

Melanie Wickham wins 2018 Spudwoman of the Year

When Melanie Wickham steps away from Empire Potato Growers she will have served as the group’s leader for 33 years. She’ll also have dozens of suc... more »

Still time to nominate for Spudwoman of the year award

The potato industry is full of amazing women and Spudman wants your help in honoring them. There is still time to submit your nominations for this yea... more »

Melanie Likes Talks Farm Life, Family

From an early age, Spudwoman Melanie Likes knew her place was at home on the farm. Likes talks about working with her family and her experiences ... watch »

Beverly Searle shares views ahead for farm, family

Great nations are made within the walls of individual homes, and this is no more profoundly evident than at the home of Beverly Searle as she talks ab... more »

Road ahead leads to open spaces for Melanie Likes and her family

“Driven” is an especially appropriate word to describe Melanie Likes. Tractors, pickups, six-wheel bobtails, 10-wheel farm trucks, her vintage 198... more »

2017 Spudwoman of the Year: Addie Waxman

2017 has been a big year for Addie Waxman. She graduated May 13 from the University of Idaho with her Ph.D. in plant sciences. She is also the recipie... more »

Women are the Unsung Heroes of Agriculture

While speaking about his book “American Farmer” at the Potatoes USA annual meeting in Denver a few months ago, photographer Paul Mobley said women... more »

Addie Waxman Discusses the Clearwater Russet

Addie Waxman, 2017 Spudwoman of the Year, talks about the Clearwater Russet being chosen for McDonald's fries. The Spudwoman of the Year award is... watch »


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