Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Badger Common’Tater March 2016 Issue

Ali’s Kitchen

Potato Chip Potatoes

Potato Chip Potatoes Column & Photos by Ali Carter, WPVGA Auxiliary Member Recipe instructions written by Alicia Pavelski, Guest Chef Recently Mike and I were invited to the home of Jeremie and Alicia Pavelski to enjoy an evening of conversation, laughter, and a good meal.…

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Forty Years and Flourishing

Potato Sack Race

Fourth Decade (2005-2015) by Paula Houlihan, Auxiliary President The potato grows on! As the Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary (WPGA) entered its fourth decade, potatoes were back on the dinner plate, but those dinner plates were shrinking and found on the family dining room table less…

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Badger Beat

Potato Bug

Follow-up on Insect Pest Thresholds in Potato By Russell L. Groves & Amanda Gevens University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology Insect sampling is sometimes referred to as pest scouting or monitoring in a field or specific region. You might ask, “Why is…

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New Year, New Faces

2016 WPVGA Board

New WPVGA Board of Directors Named Rod Gumz, Gumz Muck Farms LLC., and Wes Meddaugh, Heartland Farms, Inc., were elected to serve three-year terms to fill two vacated WPVGA Board of Directors seats starting in February 2016. Gumz and Meddaugh will replace Larry Alsum, Alsum…

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2016 WPVGA Awards Banquet

2016 WPVGA Banquet

Hall of Fame Inductees & Industry Awards Every year, the Annual Awards Banquet is the highlight of the UW Extension & WPVGA Grower Education Conference & Industry Show and 2016 was no exception! The banquet hall was packed to the gills with potato and vegetable…

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67th Annual WPVGA Industry Show

Industry Show Vendors

February 2-4, 2016 Article & Photos by Ruth Faivre, Managing Editor Even a major snowstorm proved to be no match for the pulling power of the 2016 UW Extension & WPVGA Grower Education Conference & 67th Industry Show. Predictions of up to twelve inches of…

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Interview with Mark Finnessy

Okray Farms Office

Mark Finnessy, new 2016 President of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Board, assumes the reins of the position at a very volatile and demanding time for the industry, particularly in the battle for public perception. Consumers are more interested than ever before…

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