Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

In the January 2011 Badger Common’Tater

SpudPro Committee Names New Wisconsin Potato Varieties

Introducing Nicolet and Tundra, two new potato lines developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Potato Breeding Program now have names.  The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association SpudPro Committee conducted a contest to come up with the best names for these two outstanding new storage, chipping potatoes.  After reviewing a list of over 120 suggested names, the Committee voted on two winners:  Nicolet (for W2133-1) and Tundra (for W2310-3).

Pictured at a recent WPVGA Industry Show, in the photo above, are (L-R) Bryan Bowen, Superintendent of the Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station, Justin Isherwood of Isherwood Company, Plover, and Felix Navarro of the UW-Madison Dept. of Horticulture.  They are looking over potato varieties produced by the University of Wisconsin Potato Breeding Program.  Two new Wisconsin potato varieties were named in December.  See the article in the January 2011 issue of The Badger Common’Tater.

Salvation Army Wins With Wisconsin Potatoes

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association recently held a recipe contest where people were asked to submit their favorite holiday potato recipe.  Entrants were directed to enter their recipe online at www.eatwpotatoesdev.wpengine.com.  The 2010 Holiday Recipe contest winning recipe, Party Pepper and Potato Risotto, was submitted by Roxanne Chan of Albany, California.  The first place prize netted Roxanne a $150 grocery store gift card just in time for holiday shopping.  But the winning didn’t stop there as the WPVGA decided to match the prize amount with a donation to the winner’s charity of choice.  Roxanne didn’t hesitate when asked which charity she wanted the donation to go to: the local Salvation Army!

The WPVGA presented a check for $150 to the local Salvation Army in Antigo, Wisconsin in December.  Pictured above are (L-R) Antigo Salvation Army volunteers Nick Salm and Ann Peck, Tim Feit of the WPVGA and volunteer Bill Kelly in front of Lakeside Pharmacy and Gifts.

For more on this story, see the January 2011 edition of The Badger Common’Tater.

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