Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Wisconsin Has Goal of Broadband for all by 2025

July 13th, 2020 | Filed under: Leadership, News

State, federal and local governments work toward broad high-speed internet access. Wisconsin’s broadband infrastructure consistently ranks near the bottom of states in the nation. In 2018, Wisconsin was ranked 32nd for internet access out of all 50 states. That ranking makes Wisconsin Broadband Office’s plan to have internet access for all Wisconsin residents…

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Spudmobile Leaves Lasting Impression

July 6th, 2020 | Filed under: Education, Growing Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, News, Promotions, Spudmobile, Sustainable Farming

By Gloria Freeland and her husband, Art Vaughan, visitors to the Wisconsin Spudmobile in Eagle River. Traveling billboard fulfills mission of touting important role of potatoes in agriculture  My husband, Art, has often said, “I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like.” As a Wisconsin…

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Young Growers Encouraged to Spread Their Wings

June 29th, 2020 | Filed under: Education, Leadership, Sustainable Farming

Leaving the potato farm for school or work and eventually returning has its benefits. Does absence from the potato farm make the heart grow fonder? In talking to young potato and vegetable growers, most were encouraged to find their own paths before deciding on a…

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Farming for the Future Foundation to Deepen the Farmer/Consumer Connection

June 8th, 2020 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News, Sustainable Farming

Non-profit to highlight innovation and sustainability of potato, vegetable and crop production. As the global population rises and we face pressing environmental challenges, helping people understand agriculture’s crucial role in our future has never been more important. The new Farming for the Future Foundation hopes…

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Tips for Purchasing, Storing and Cooking Potatoes

June 8th, 2020 | Filed under: Cooking, Feeding Your Family

U.S. potato growers provide unique insight into buying, handling and preparing spuds. Potato farmers, packers and processors are doing what it takes to keep potatoes supplied to grocery stores and restaurants around the country. Many consumers are stocking up on potatoes during these uncertain times,…

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Wisconsin Potato Industry Supports Hurricane Victims

October 26th, 2017 | Filed under: News

Mother Nature has hit the southern United States with a number of hurricanes this season, the worst of which was Hurricane Irma which struck the Florida Coast, leaving thousands without everyday essentials. Wisconsin’s potato and vegetable industry is answering the call for help. The Wisconsin…

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2016 Cub Cadet UTV Giveaway

October 26th, 2017 | Filed under: News

It doesn’t get much better than this! WPVGA is giving away a 2016 Cub Cadet Utility Vehicle (UTV) to the retail store with the best and most creative Wisconsin Potato display during the month of October 2017! The UTV will be decked out in the Powered…

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2015 Fat Bob Harley-Davidson Giveaway

January 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Community Outreach, News

Spread the Word! WPVGA is giving away a 2015 Fat Bob Harley Davidson to the retail store with the best and most creative Wisconsin Potato display during the month of October 2016! The motorcycle will be decked out in the Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes logo and…

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