Message from the Executive Director
Highlighted here, WPVGA had a successful 2020 as an organization
By Tamas Houlihan, WPVGA Executive Director
They say that hindsight is 20/20, but I think I speak for many of us when I say let’s put the year 2020 in the rearview mirror and not look back!
The global pandemic disrupted life as we know it and forever changed the future of many businesses and industries, not to mention the countless cases of illness and massive loss of life.
The size and scope of the changes that have occurred in the past 12 months may have altered how we live, how we work and how we play for a long time, and in some cases, permanently.
While working remotely became the new norm for millions of Americans, others lost jobs or were laid off for long stretches. But farmers and the agricultural industry continued to work as hard as they always do, going about their essential duties of feeding the world.
I am proud to say I work for farmers, food producers and their suppliers, who form the backbone of our country.
Potato and vegetable growers serve on the front lines in the battle for food security and the overall health of our nation. Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) members all help an industry that grows food and feeds a hungry world. You should be proud!
Despite all the disruptions due to COVID-19, the WPVGA had a successful year as an organization. Following are some of the highlights for the industry in 2020.