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TC Collins Model Elementary

Teaching kids about potatoes focus of Michigan man

Today, less than 2% of Americans are farmers by profession. Most American children have little inkling of what it takes to grow a crop, nor do they ap... READ 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... READ MORE »

Kitchen Farms on quest for the best potato

The perfect potato breed is many things: reliable, resistant, high-yielding and, of course, marketable. Also add elusive. Like his potato-growin... READ MORE »

Alan Jones has feet firmly planted in potatoes in Florida’s Manatee County

For the most part, Manatee County in west-central Florida is tomato country. The exception is Jones Potato Farm. Alan and Leslie Jones’ potato-pr... READ 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... READ MORE »

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Atchley Farms’ sanitation practices cut down on disease threat

Emma Atchley keeps her half-acre greenhouse as sanitary as a hospital and uses laboratory techniques to propagate potato plants. There’s no toler... READ 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... READ MORE »

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Keith Kelling inducted to Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame

University of Wisconsin-Madison Soil Scientist Keith Kelling was inducted into the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame a... READ 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... READ 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... READ MORE »


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