Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
Alsum Farms & Produce to Award FFA Chapters Funds from the 3rd Annual Tater Trot 5k
Alsum Farms & Produce hosted more than 150 runners, walkers and local FFA supporters for the 3rd Annual Tater Trot 5k Run/Walk on September 14, 2019 at Alsum Farms & Produce in Friesland, Wis. The third year event raised more than $2,000 for Local FFA Chapters. This year’s FFA Chapters to receive the funds include: Randolph Cambria-Friesland, Beaver Dam, Markesan, Pardeeville and Waupun.
“Alsum Farms & Produce was elated to host the 3rd Annual Tater Trot 5k to help support local FFA Chapters and provide a unique opportunity to learn about the nutritional and economic benefits of Wisconsin Potatoes,” says Alsum’s Nikki Jedlowski, Logistics Manager and Tater Trot 5k Event Coordinator. “Potatoes fuel performance and the Tater Trot 5k promotes the healthy, flavorful and fresh attributes of the spud targeting everyday athletes to perform at their best and fuel their active lifestyle.”
The top 3 Male Individuals in the Tater Trot 5k with finish times:
1. Marcus Kuhn, 20:16
2. Brandon Jones, 20:19
3. Scott Rosendahl, 21:23
The top 3 Female Individuals:
1. Laura Bell, 25:29
2. Kimmie Kretz, 25:30
3. Alexa Lingle, 25:50
The Kids Fun Run race included a dozen youngsters racing around the parking lot and participants also had the opportunity to meet and get their picture taken with Spudly, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Mascot. New this year, was the Cambria-Friesland Chamber of Commerce Member Vendor Market.
The Vendor Market included:
• Tater Trot Pedal for kids age 4 and under sponsored by Rascals & Rockers Day School
• Face-painting for kids sponsored by Hughes Trucking
• Hanna Raley’s Late Model sponsored by United Wisconsin Grain Producers
• Other vendors on hand were: Cambria-Friesland Area Chamber, Cambria-Friesland Career Coalition, CF Rocks, Randolph Chamber of Commerce & SIA Insurance, Markesan Chamber of Commerce and Randolph/Cambria-Friesland FFA with Cambria Oil.
Next Year’s 4th Annual Alsum Tater Trot 5k will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
For more than 45 years, Alsum Farms & Produce has been a leading grower, packer and shipper of locally grown potatoes, onions and provider of fresh, quality produce. To learn more about Alsum Farms & Produce, its full-line of products or for delicious potato recipes, visit www.alsum.com.