Join Zeke Jennings, the managing editor of Spudman magazine, as he talks with growers about their jobs, their philosophies, current trends in potato growing, and more!

Zeke Jennings is the managing editor of Spudman magazine, a print and online publication dedicated to the U.S. potato industry.

Episode 10: Beau Hartline, Alsum Farms & Produce with Beau Hartline, Alsum Farms & Produce Episode #10 — February 21, 2021

Beau Hartline is a farm manager at Alsum Farms & Produce, a large potato-growing farm in central Wisconsin.

Episode 9: Grant Morris, Schneider Farms with Grant Morris Episode #9 — February 08, 2021

Grant Morris of Schneider Farms in Washington talks about the COVID impact on the potato industry, interacting with elected officials and why the Russet Burbank is the standard by which every new potato variety is judged.

Episode 8: Guthry Laurie, Walther Farms with Guthry Laurie Episode #8 — January 25, 2021

Guthry Laurie, one of the farm managers of Walther Farms in Michigan, a major chipping potato producer, joins The Potato Field podcast.

Episode 7: Don Flannery & Jake Dyer, Maine Potato Board with Don Flannery & Jake Dyer Episode #7 — January 11, 2021

Don Flannery and Jake Dyer of the Maine Potato Board talk seed supply, soil, new varieties and life growing potatoes in Aroostook County.

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

Carissa Olsen, CEO, of NoKota Packers in North Dakota, talks potato growing in the Red River Valley, business, challenges (and opportunities) presented by the pandemic.

Episode 5: Cully Easterday, Easterday Farms with Cully Easterday Episode #5 — December 14, 2020

Cully Easterday joins Spudman editor Zeke Jennings to talk about Easterday Farms, a potato and onion farm in the Columbia Basin.

Episode 4: Andrew Mickelsen, Mickelsen Farms with Andrew Mickelsen Episode #4 — November 30, 2020

Mickelsen discusses the 2020 growing season, labor challenges COVID has created and the soil in Idaho, where potatoes flourish.

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

Alison & Ben Sklarczyk, who own Sklarczyk Seed Farm potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse in Northern Michigan, join Spudman editor Zeke Jennings to discuss their business, which produces more than 5 million minitubers each year.

Episode 2: Amanda & Braydon Wakasugi, San Acacio Seed with Amanda & Braydon Wakasugi Episode #2 — October 30, 2020

Amanda and Braydon Wakasugi join Spudman editor Zeke Jennings to discuss their multi-farm San Acacio Seed potato partnership in Colorado's San Luis Valley. They talk about irrigation challenges in the valley, the diverse soil conditions and why being highly isolated is a big benefit for seed growers.

Episode 1: RJ Andrus, Idahoan Foods with RJ Andrus Episode #1 — October 08, 2020

RJ Andrus isn’t just in one potato field, he’s in many fields. As the senior manager of raw procurement for Idahoan Foods, Andrus works closely with contract growers to make sure there are always potatoes to process. He’s also a member of the National Potato Council’s executive committee. Andrus talks about his upbringing, challenges facing growers, his advocacy work and what it was like trying to find John Keeling’s replacement.

The Potato Field with Spudman Episode #Promo — October 02, 2020

An introduction to the new "The Potato Field with Spudman" podcast.


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