Episode #6 — December 28, 2020 Episode 6: Carissa Olsen, NoKota Packers

with Carissa Olsen

Located in the heart of the Red River Valley, NoKota Packers partners with a handful of farms to pack and ship potatoes — mostly reds — around the U.S. New CEO Carissa Olsen, who started as an administrative assistant 15 years ago, joins Spudman’s Zeke Jennings to talk agriculture in the Red River Valley, challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic, her operation’s role in the larger Fresh Solutions Network and things she’d picked up along the way on the administrative side of running a business.

Episode 18: Sara Corey Parker, Corey Farms & Seed Pro with Sara Corey Parker Episode #18 — June 14, 2021

Sara Corey Parker of Corey Farms and Seed Pro shares thoughts on early-generation seed production, favored varieties and rising costs of storage climate control.

Episode 17: Angela Santiago, The Little Potato Company with Angela Santiago Episode #17 — May 31, 2021

In 1996, Angela Santiago and her father, Jacob VanderSchaaf, founded what would become The Little Potato Company, which has grown into a hugely popular brand of creamer potatoes.

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