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2018 Grower Education Conference & Industry Show

Even though the early registration deadline has passed, you can still register to attend the 2018 UW Extension and WPVGA Grower Education Conference on February 6-8, 2018, and the Industry Show on February 6-7, 2018, at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Growers attending…

Share The Love With Your Soil This Season

BONDUEL, Wis. – Soil is the foundation for all we grow. The health of the soil affects our health and profitability. Here are a few tips, just in time for Valentine’s Day, on how to show your soil some extra love this season. More Organic…

Staying Compliant with Department of Labor Laws

Are you employing H-2A workers this season?  Do you want to get up to speed on the various aspects of the H-2A regulations?  An excellent place to begin is with the Department of Labor/Wage-Hour Division’s H-2A fact sheet.  Begin educating yourself!  Click here to get…

Seats Available on WPVGA Board

There will be three new seats available on the WPVGA Board of Directors beginning in February of 2018.  Board members serve a three-year term and are limited to two consecutive three-year terms.  In February of 2018, board members Ron Krueger of Eagle River Seed Farm,…

Alsum Farms & Produce Awards FFA Chapters Funds from the Inaugural Tater Trot 5K

Friesland, Wisconsin, January 24, 2018 — Alsum Farms & Produce hosted more than 100 runners, walkers and local FFA supporters for the inaugural Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk on October 28, 2017 at Alsum Farms & Produce in Friesland, Wis. The first year event raised more than…

The Power of Relationship Building: Join WPVGA for Ag Day at the Capitol 2018!

By Jordan Lamb, DeWitt Ross & Stevens Despite the fact that we are more “connected” than ever in today’s technology-driven and dependent society, there is still no “plugged in” equivalent to a personal meeting.  That is even more true when building a thriving advocacy program.…

Produce Safety Rules take effect Jan. 26

MADISON — New food safety regulations take effect Jan. 26 for Wisconsin’s biggest growers of fresh market fruit and vegetables, but regulators will focus on educating farmers during the first year of regulation. Enforcement will not begin in earnest until 2019. The new regulations, part…

Seats Available on Associate Division Board

There will be two new seats available on the WPVGA Associate Division Board beginning in February.  Board members serve a two-year term and are limited to two consecutive two-year terms.  In February of 2018, current board President Sally Suprise of Ansay & Associates, LLC, Appleton,…

Maine Seed Potato Board Seeking an Assistant Farm Manager

The Maine Seed Potato Board (MSPB) is looking for an Assistant Farm Manager to work at the MSPB’s early generation seed farm in Masardis, Maine.  This facility produces early generation seed potatoes; production includes tissue culture, mini tuber and field production. The focus of the…

Executive Director of Potato Sustainability Initiative Opening

Management and lead outreach position available with rapidly growing, independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through market-based mechanisms. Primary responsibility (50%) includes directing and managing the Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI), a growing, pre-competitive collaboration of North American potato buyers, processors…

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