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Yearly Archives: 2023

Attendance Was Up for Grower Education Conference & Industry Show

March 10th, 2023 | Filed under:

WPVGA & UW Division of Extension put together exceptional event and researcher presentations By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater The question repeatedly asked was, “Is attendance up this year?” followed shortly by the casual observation, “It seems like there are a lot more people…

Interview with Larry Adams

March 10th, 2023 | Filed under:

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater They’ve been farming the fertile ground in the town of Stockton, Wisconsin, since 1910. Adams Farms, Inc. has been in existence since William W. Adams (originally Adamczak) purchased 65 acres of land, 113 years ago, near 2nd Street…

Lemon Dill Potato Salad

March 10th, 2023 | Filed under:

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary This is a warm salad with a bright, tangy flavor thanks to the lemon, garlic, and olive oil dressing. While you can use any type of potato in this salad, it’s best to stick with…

2022 in Review: Another Good Year for the Wisconsin Potato Industry

February 16th, 2023 | Filed under:

The state had an outstanding harvest season with great conditions in September and October By Tamas Houlihan, Executive Director, WPVGA Crop Report: Late Start, Great Finish The Wisconsin potato crop report can be summed up in four words: Late Start, Great Finish! The 2022 Wisconsin…

Interview with Alan Sackett

February 16th, 2023 | Filed under:

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater A need for potato harvesters brought several parties from Michigan and Wisconsin together to invest in their future and ensure quality machinery would be available to them. In short, that’s the story of Advanced Farm Equipment, LLC, in…

Mashed Potato Cakes

February 16th, 2023 | Filed under:

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary This may just be one of the best ways to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Because mashed potatoes are so versatile, yours will likely have different ingredients, and amounts of ingredients, than mine. The density…

Eco-Friendly Pest Control

January 11th, 2023 | Filed under:

Russ Groves develops environmentally sustainable options for growers By Nicole Miller, GROW, Wisconsin’s Magazine for the Life Sciences, https://grow.cals.wisc.edu Wisconsin has a long history of vegetable production. It’s a leading producer of the nation’s processing vegetables, such as snap beans, sweet corn, carrots, and potatoes.…

Interview with Tia Leonhard

January 11th, 2023 | Filed under:

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater It was the first day of September, in 1965, when Mid-State Truck Service, Inc., founded by Frank Vendehey, became an authorized International Truck dealership in Marshfield, Wisconsin. And not too long thereafter, commercial truck leasing and rental, as…

Pot Roast & Mashed Potatoes

January 11th, 2023 | Filed under:

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary Here in Wisconsin, January is typically a month filled with overcast skies, blustery winds that blow in more snow than I care to shovel, and bitter temperatures that painfully prickle at my throat when I…

Solid Food Safety Program Resolutions

December 19th, 2022 | Filed under:

Move into 2023 with a voice and the tools to meet regulatory compliance requirements By Dana Slagle, vice president of U.S. partnerships, Provision Analytics As leaders in a complex agriculture industry, you’re at the forefront when it comes to technology, sustainability, food safety, and quality.…

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