Spudwoman of the Year Award

2019 Spudwoman of the Year Alison Sklarczyk

Nurturing potatoes was not how Alison Sklarczyk envisioned her future. Nurturing puppies was more like it. When Alison Hinshaw entered Michigan Sta... READ MORE »

Spudwoman of the Year award nominations being accepted

The title of the publication is Spudman, but make no mistake — we know how valuable the contributions of women are to the potato industry. So in ... READ MORE »

Inaugural Spudwoman of the Year offers words of wisdom

Last year Addie Waxman became Spudman's inaugural Spudwoman of the Year. When we first talked to her she had graduated from the University of Idaho wi... 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 »

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... READ MORE »

Celebrate International Women’s Day: Nominate your Spudwoman today

Today, March 8, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates International Women’s Day and commemorates the achievements of wome... READ MORE »


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