Feb 22, 2018
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 year’s Spudwoman of the Year award.

This year’s winner will be featured in the Spudwoman May/June issue. Nominations are welcomed from all segments of the industry, including growers, shippers, researchers and marketers. The award will be presented at the NPC Summer meeting, July 18 – 20 in Leavenworth, Washington.

Nominating criteria:

  • Employed in some facet of the
    potato industry
  • Involvement in outside industry
    activities and events
  • Innovative and creative
  • Local and global perspective
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership qualities

Last year’s winner, Addie Waxman, is joining our team of judges for this year. Waxman is the director of research and development for 1,4 Group in Meridian, Idaho, a developer and supplier of dormancy and sprout inhibiting products for the potato storage industry.

She conducts research and testing on potato storage products including methylated naphthalenes, essential oils, ketones, alcohols and CIPC. She provides testing of these storage crop protectants in small scale, large scale and commercially sized potato storage units. She also advises industry applicators in choosing the best programs for their storages based upon unit size, desired holding time and potato variety.

“For a large contingency of peers and associates who nominated me, that touched my heart,” Waxman said. “I’m grateful that people I think so highly of also think highly of me.”

The award is free to enter and nominations are encouraged from all segments of the potato industry. If you know a woman making her mark in the industry, nominate her today. Nominations will be accepted online through March 1 at http://bit.ly/Spudwoman18.

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