Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Potatoes—not just for dinner anymore!

People love potatoes!  They are fresh, healthy and full of nutrients; they are synonymous with comfort food.  Who can refuse mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, fresh potato bars during winter or grilled potatoes in the summer?  Then there’s potato salad at picnics, potato pancakes with sour…

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Badger Beat

Tim Kazmierczak

Insuring Genetic Diversity Through Germplasm Collection By Amy Charkowski, Proefessor, UW-Madison/Dept. of Plant Pathology, Administrative Director, Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program Photos by Ruth Faivre This fall, Keith Heinzen and the staff at the Lelah Starks Elite Foundation Seed Potato Farm in Rhinelander harvested another…

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2015 WPVGA Associate Division Business Person of the Year Nominations

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The WPVGA Associate Division is accepting nominations for the 2015 Associate Division Person of the Year Award. Nominees must be members of the Associate Division who have made significant contributions to the potato and vegetable industry either this year or over a period of years.…

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Potato Growers Looking to the Future

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Twenty potato growers from all over the Wisconsin converged on Madison last week for their annual “grill the professors” ritual. They came from Eagle River to Spring Green and Coloma to Plover and grow for fries, chips, fresh market and seed. It’s an eclectic bunch,…

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Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant and In-Store Promotions for Healthy Grown® Potatoes

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The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is working on expanding in-state sales and recognition of Healthy Grown potatoes – certified as  ecologically grown, socially responsible,  and ecosystem friendly – and they taste great – what a bargain! This promotion was made possible thanks…

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Regulatory Confusion

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Taints Wisconsin’s High Capacity Wells by Brian Sikma, Media Trackers1  Regulatory confusion resulting from state Supreme Court decisions and the Department of Natural Resources is creating headaches for users and owners of high capacity wells in Wisconsin. Across the state farmers, employers and municipalities use…

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Off the Ground

Little Plover River

Little Plover River-Conservancy Project Shifts into High Gear The kick-off to the Little Plover River Conservancy Project (LPRCP) was jumpstarted with pledges totaling $225,000 from these major potato and vegetable farms: Wysocki Family of Companies (Gold member-$50,000 pledge) Heartland Farms Inc. (Gold member-$50,000 pledge) Paramount…

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