Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Interview with Dr. Asunta Thompson

Dr. Asunta “Susie” Thompson has been in the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences for seven years, holding the title of Assistant Professor, Potato Breeding. She previously worked for six years at Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor, Research Horticulturist, focusing on potatoes. She has a BS Degree in Agronomy and an MS in Horticulture and Forestry from NDSU, and received a Ph.D. in Plant Science from the University of Idaho.

Susie grew up on a potato and small grain seed farm in Barnesville, Minnesota, home of the world-famous Barnesville Potato Days festival. She
is a member of the Potato Association of America and the American Society for Horticultural Science. Read more

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