Episode #3 — November 12, 2020 Episode 3: Alison & Ben Sklarczyk, Sklarczyk Seed Farm

with Alison & Ben Sklarczyk

Every cherry-sized potato minituber that leaves the Sklarczyks’ greenhouse is step one for what will eventually become 50,000 pounds of full-sized potatoes to be baked, roasted, turned into chips or fries or any other way humans consume spuds. Ben and Alison discuss the process of producing plants in their tissue culture lab and then greenhouse before they reach field seed potatoes in disease-free and sterile condition, as well as their recent expansion, trends in seed potatoes and balancing family with their demanding business.

Episode 21: Eric Schroeder, Schroeder Brothers Farm with Eric Schroeder Episode #21 — July 26, 2021

Former Spudman Emerging Leader Award winner Eric Schroeder of Schroeder Brothers Farm in Wisconsin joins “The Potato Field” to talk seed potato growing.

Episode 20: Kam Quarles, National Potato Council with Kam Quarles Episode #20 — July 16, 2021

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles joins “The Potato Field” to give updates on trade with Mexico, ag labor reform and to preview the NPC’s upcoming summer meetings.

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