Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

In the August 2012 Badger Common’Tater

Potato Breeding Station Tour
July 13, 2012
Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station, Rhinelander, WI

The Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station (RARS) has been a home for University of Wisconsin potato breeding research for over 60 years. Located in Oneida County on loamy sand soil, the station is used primarily for research on potato breeding. Read the August Research issue of The Badger Common’Tater for full coverage of this year’s Potato Breeding Station Tour.

Rhinelander Ag Research Tour

A large crowd was on hand at the Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station to learn more about Wisconsin’s research on potato breeding. Pictured here are (L-R) UW-CALS Dean Kathryn VandenBosch, Ron Krueger and Dennis Zeloski. In the background are Mike Copas and Charlie Higgins.

Making a Difference, One Potato Meal at a Time

Wisconsin potato industry packs over 100,000 meals at Feed My Starving Children Mobile Packing Event

For the second year in a row, the Wisconsin potato industry joined forces to help alleviate world hunger. Over 250 volunteers, many with ties to the Wisconsin potato industry, packed over 100,000 potato-based meals for the charitable organization, Feed My Starving Children. Check out the August issue of The Badger Common’Tater for the complete story and photos.

FMSC Wysocki

Members of the Wysocki family took part in the mobile packing event. Pictured are (L-R) Isaac, Marla, Zachary and Bill Wysocki. Bill serves as Secretary of the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board.

Preparing for Potato Storage

Harvest season has begun and that means time is short for making final preparations before loading storage facilities. Inspection, maintenance, cleaning and sanitation of a storage facility are essential for a successful storage season. For details on storage preparation, see the August 2012 edition of The Badger Common’Tater.

Heartland Potato Storage

Potatoes in storage at Heartland Farms, Inc., Hancock, Wisconsin.

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