Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 9 | February 28, 2020

New Survey to Shed Light on Trade-offs Between Food Safety and Conservation Practices on Produce Farms in the Eastern United States

By Daniel Weller, Patrick Baur, and Aaron Adalja Recent studies have suggested that on-farm food safety practices can have unexpected economic and ecological impacts. Despite the potential for negative consequences, limited data are available on the costs and benefits of implementing specific practices. Co-managing farms…

Decision-Making Guides for ARC and PLC

Signup for 2019 crop year closes on March 15; signup for 2020 crop year closes on June 30 Resources are available to help producers make decisions about enrolling in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), commodity support programs administered by the USDA…

Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting March 4th

Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (lunch included), at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Rd V Hancock, WI 54943. Registration from 8:30 to 9:00 am. This…

Join the Healthy Grown Program

Now is the time to sign up for certification for the 2020 growing season.  If you are interested in certifying your potatoes, onions or carrots, sign up now and review the updated standard and certification process. Contact Deana Knuteson (UW-Horticulture, Healthy Grown Coordinator) at [email protected] or 608-347-8236 to…

Discovery Farms Webinar Series

Discovery Farms will host a FREE webinar Series every Monday in March at 12:00 pm Discovery Farms will host a FREE webinar Series every Monday in March at 12:00 pm to unmask misconceptions in weather, water quality and on-farm management strategies. CEUs will be available…

Spud Seed Classic will be held as scheduled on June 19

No changes to the event are planned.  The WSPIA asks that everyone please respect Bass Lake Golf Course’s guidelines on social distancing as well as any other regulations in place for everyone’s safety. Click here to download Sponsorship Commitment Form

2020 Food Safety Training Dates Set

WPVGA will once again be offering food safety training to grower members in March 2020. While Wisconsin potato growers have been diligent in staying ahead of the curve regarding the various certifications required, WPVGA recognizes the benefit of association-organized classes. The following class options will…

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