Spudwoman of the Year Award

Hollee Alexander named 2022 Spudwoman of the Year

When the National Potato Council (NPC) opted to move its headquarters to Washington, D.C. in 2001, its first move was to hire John Keeling as chief ex... READ MORE »

Nora Olsen named 2021 Spudwoman of the Year

Just saying North American potato production has benefited from the efforts of Nora Olsen would be an understatement.  Over the past two-plus deca... READ MORE »

2020 Spudwoman of the Year Britt Raybould

Britt Raybould broke new ground in two ways for the National Potato Council this year. In January, Raybould was elected as president of the NPC’s... READ MORE »

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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