Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Water and Agriculture: A Collection of Essays

February 20th, 2012 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Water conservation is a critical part of eco-conservation. And to that end, we gathered Wisconsin potato growers, residents, scientists and elected officials to share their opinions on the importance of preserving the Central Wisconsin aquifer — and how we can all best share the aquifer.…

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Meet the Two Founders of Wisconsin’s Red Dot Foods, Inc.

February 10th, 2012 | Filed under: News

We’d like to introduce you to two interesting characters — two people who’ve played an influential role in Wisconsin agribusiness and who became known for their knack for snacks. Meet Fred and Kathryne Meyer, founders of Red Dot Foods, Inc — a multi-million dollar snack…

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Valentine’s Day Potato Recipes

February 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Looking forward to a cozy evening for two? Or maybe you celebrate Valentine’s Day with an extended group of loved ones? Either way, potatoes are a great way to say I love you. After all, potatoes are rich in potassium, which has been shown to…

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Alice in Dairyland Loves Wisconsin Potatoes and Here’s Why

February 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, News, Recipes

We’d like you to meet Katie Wirkus, Wisconsin’s current Alice in Dairyland. She’s helping us celebrate National Potato Lovers Month, traveling the state to talk about the nutritional benefits of potatoes and the important role our Wisconsin potato growers play in Wisconsin’s economy. Watch her…

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Wood County Students Enjoy Locally Grown Produce

February 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: News, Parents, School Nutrition

One of the best ways to get children to eat fruits and vegetables is to target their curiosity — get them interested in the seed-to-plate process. Schools around the nation have begun planting vegetable gardens at their schools, providing kids with a chance to get…

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Research Leads the Way to Quality Wisconsin Potato Chips

January 24th, 2012 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Most of us take for granted the quality and consistency of the potato chips we love to snack on — each chip a crisp, golden-hued delight. But not every potato variety results in an exceptional potato chip — and steps have to be taken when…

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Wisconsin Potato Grower Wins National Seed Potato Award

January 18th, 2012 | Filed under: News

There are potatoes — and then there are seed potatoes. Producers of Wisconsin seed potatoes take special care to ensure their seed potatoes meet Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program  standards. The standards are designed to ensure that the potato seed does not propagate pests, diseases,…

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Wisconsin Potato Farm Wins Environmental Award

January 16th, 2012 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Congratulations to Heartland Farms — a fifth generation family farm headquartered in Hancock, Wisconsin — for winning the 2011 National Potato Council Environmental Stewardship Award. Sustainability has long been a practice for the Pavelski family. The original farm consisted of 80 acres and was started…

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