Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Ultimate Guide to Growing Potatoes in Containers

September 9th, 2020 | Filed under: News

The practice saves garden space and is less labor intensive than other methods By Elizabeth Jones Reprinted with permission from www.jenreviews.com and https://happydiyhome.com While early maturing potato varieties are preferred, all are suitable for container cultivation. Growing potatoes in containers is a great idea if…

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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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Healthy Grown Turns 20!

June 22nd, 2020 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News, Sustainable Farming

Long-standing, award winning program continues to advance agricultural sustainability. By Deana Knuteson, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Horticulture and Nutrient and Pest Management Program The Healthy Grown program gives potato and vegetable farmers the ability to promote agricultural best practices and position themselves to capture…

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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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