Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

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The Potato Strikes Back!

February 25th, 2016 | Filed under: News

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Third Decade (1995-2005) By Paula Houlihan, Auxiliary President In the mid 1990’s, the Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary (WPGA) began its third decade witnessing the rise and popularity of fast food and on-the-go eating. French fry sales rocketed while frozen and processed markets really took off.…

Ruder Ware

February 24th, 2016 | Filed under: News


Bypassing Scylla & Charybdis: Pre-enforcement Judicial Review of Wetlands Determinations under the Clean Water Act By Russell W. Wilson, Esq. In the Odyssey, Homer told of the inescapable sailing hazards that confronted Odysseus: the six-headed sea monster, Scylla, on one side of a strait and…

Badger Beat

February 24th, 2016 | Filed under: News

Matt Ruark

Fall Manure & Cover Crops by Matt Ruark Nutrient management in dairy productions systems produces both challenges and opportunities on sandy soils. One of the big challenges is efficient use of manure nutrients if the manure is applied in the fall. There are challenges with…

Interview with Don Hamerski

February 24th, 2016 | Filed under: News

Don Hamerski

Farming in Wisconsin was a harsh environment in 1939, when Don Hamerski was born. Most family farms were self-supportive with goods produced on the farm to provide some cash income and buy supplies for crops and services Daily tasks were labor intensive and physically exhausting:…

WPVGA Seeking Managing Editor

February 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: Community Outreach, News

Editor will be a self-directed person and be highly motivated.  Will possess, or acquire, a broad knowledge of the Association’s purpose, policies, activities, and members. Must have strong writing ability and good public relations skills. Position requires a high level of accuracy in all work. …

Vegetable Crop Update #1

February 19th, 2016 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

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Potatoes—not just for dinner anymore!

December 1st, 2015 | Filed under: News

People love potatoes!  They are fresh, healthy and full of nutrients; they are synonymous with comfort food.  Who can refuse mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, fresh potato bars during winter or grilled potatoes in the summer?  Then there’s potato salad at picnics, potato pancakes with sour…

2015 Wisconsin Certified Seed Potato Growers Directory

November 30th, 2015 | Filed under: News

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Badger Beat

November 24th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Tim Kazmierczak

Insuring Genetic Diversity Through Germplasm Collection By Amy Charkowski, Proefessor, UW-Madison/Dept. of Plant Pathology, Administrative Director, Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program Photos by Ruth Faivre This fall, Keith Heinzen and the staff at the Lelah Starks Elite Foundation Seed Potato Farm in Rhinelander harvested another…

2015 WPVGA Associate Division Business Person of the Year Nominations

November 24th, 2015 | Filed under: News

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The WPVGA Associate Division is accepting nominations for the 2015 Associate Division Person of the Year Award. Nominees must be members of the Associate Division who have made significant contributions to the potato and vegetable industry either this year or over a period of years.…

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