Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Planting Potatoes to End Hunger in Ethiopia

January 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Community Outreach, News, Sustainable Farming

Ethiopian Sustainable Food Project achieves success in one of the most challenging areas of the world Ethiopia is the second most populous African nation with nearly 84 million people, and the tenth largest African country by area. It is the source of over 85% of…

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Restoring the Little Plover River

January 14th, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Wisconsin potato growers care about the environment — and preservation of natural water systems is important to all of us. To that end, we’ve joined a cooperative effort of agricultural, academic and local government officials to restore the Little Plover River. This effort includes the…

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Do you know how to store your potatoes?

January 7th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents

How you store your potatoes does matter — really. While potatoes are very versatile, easy to make and easy to store — they do have a very few specific storage requirements. Here are a few key things to remember when storing your fresh potatoes. Always…

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Wisconsin Potato Grower Donating Tons of Wisconsin Seed Potatoes to Farmers in Ghana and Liberia

January 4th, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Wisconsin potato growers are involved in numerous projects around the globe to help feed struggling nations. Here’s the latest example. In January 2012, Larry Alsum, President and CEO of Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., and Derrick Smit, Safety and Training Coordinator at Alsum, spent two…

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New Year, New Flavors

January 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

January can seem like a long month. The holidays are over, the cold weather has really set in and spring seems like a long way off. So spice up your January — and start your New Year — with some new flavors. Let’s start with…

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Wood County Wisconsin Connects Youth to Locally Grown Food

December 7th, 2012 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, Parents, School Nutrition

A recent article in Forbes magazine lauded the efforts of Wood County residents, schools and officials for their outstanding use of Affordable Care Act funds (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) to foster programs that connect area youth with local farmers. These efforts have not only…

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Wisconsin Agricultural Exports Increase in 2012

December 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: News

When we sit down to dinner, rarely do we think about where our food comes from or how the production of food matters to our local economy. In this era, however, most of us think about the economy more often than usual. So here’s some…

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Fuel Up for Soccer Playoffs

November 26th, 2012 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, News, Parents, Recipes

The MLS playoffs begin this weekend — so it’s time to fuel up with easy-to-make tasty, healthy, low-calorie, cholesterol- and gluten-free, energy-rich Wisconsin potato recipes. Potato Vegetable Bake on the Grill Grilled Spud Dogs (gluten free) Quick and Healthy Chili and Lime Chicken Potato Tacos…

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