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Updates: 2017 Food Safety Training Dates/Fees Set

Changes are once again occurring in the food safety realm with new requirements under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and consequently, WPVGA is adjusting the training classes that will be offered in 2017 to accommodate. Details around two new rules have come to…

John H. Schroeder Passes Away

John H. Schroeder, age 81, of Antigo died Monday, January 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family from complications associated with Parkinson’s disease. John was born on May 24, 1935 in the Town of Rolling to the late Henry and Martha (Weix) Schroeder.…

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 2017, current board President Wayne Solinsky of Jay-Mar, Inc., Plover, and Dale…

ATCP 50 Rule Revision

Attention WPVGA Growers: A meeting has been scheduled with Sue Porter and Sara Walling of WDATCP regarding the ATCP 50 Rule Revisions on January 13 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Hancock Ag Research Station.  All interested growers are invited to attend.  Below is a…

Market Opportunities for Natural Chemicals from Vegetable Production and Processing

February 28, 2017 Heartland Farms Operations, Technology and Training Center Hancock, Wisconsin 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This half-day event will explore challenges and opportunities in extracting, purifying and commercializing these chemicals. The conference invites participation from supply chain partners including: potato and vegetable growers…

Happy Holidays!

The WPVGA Staff would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The next Tater Talk will be sent on January 6th.

Grower Communication Survey

Dear Growers, The National Potato Council is conducting a brief survey on our communication efforts in order to best serve you. Please take a moment to complete the survey by Dec. 31. This will only take a few minutes of your time and will provide…

Free Potatoes for a Year

FRIESLAND, Wis. — Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc., and the Green Bay Packers have named Jim Kurovsky of New Berlin, Wis., as the winning fan of the Free Potatoes for a Year Fan Contest. The lucky Packers fan will receive a year supply of Alsum…

Applications Available for 70th Alice in Dairyland

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting applications for the 70th Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s agricultural ambassador. Application materials are due Feb. 6. In this highly visible and fast-paced position, the 70th Alice in Dairyland will cultivate relationships…

WPVGA Associate Division Person of the Year Award Nomination

The WPVGA Associate Division is accepting nominations for the 2016 Associate Division Business 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…

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