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McCain Foods Hosting Second Hiring Event at Plover Appetizers Plant

McCain Foods Hosting Second Hiring Event at Plover Appetizers Plant

September 13, 2021
McCain Foods Plover Appetizers is now looking to hire over 60 full-time employees through this hiring event and is also hosting open walk-in interviews every September and October CDT at its facility.
University of Wisconsin Research: Interseeding the potato crop to reduce nitrate leaching

Research: Interseeding the potato crop to reduce nitrate leaching

May 17, 2021
A two-year project funded through the University of Wisconsin-Water Resources Institute is investigating an interseeding cultivation method for potato cropping that shows early promise to reduce nitrate leaching.
Wisconsin potato planting is ahead of schedule

Wisconsin potato planting is ahead of schedule

May 13, 2021
Potato growers in Wisconsin’s central sands region expect to wrap up planting soon. Jim Okray with Plover-based Okray Family Farms tells Brownfield planting has gone smooth this year compared to years past.
New Milwaukee potato chip company is so local it uses Wisconsin potatoes

Milwaukee Chip Co makes chips from Wisconsin Russets

April 06, 2021
When Michael Moeller decided in 2019 that he wanted locally made potato chips for Milwaukee, he had no idea just how local they could be.
WPVGA Officer Elections

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association elect new president

February 15, 2021
Bill Guenthner of Guenthner Farms was elected WPVGA Board President for 2021. The WPVGA Associate Division Board of Directors elected Chris Brooks of Central Door Solutions to be its President for 2021. The WSPIA Board of Directors elected J.D. Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, President for 2021.
WPVGA Honors Marv and Norm Worzella with Hall of Fame Induction

WPVGA Honors Marv and Norm Worzella with Hall of Fame Induction

February 10, 2021
Long-time potato and vegetable growers Norm and Marv Worzella of Worzella & Sons, Inc., Plover, Wisconsin, were inducted into the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame at the industry’s annual awards ceremony held February 3, 2021.
The Potato Sustainability Alliance Announces Yara North America as Newest Member

The Potato Sustainability Alliance Announces Yara North America as Newest Member

April 22, 2020
Yara North America, a market leader in crop nutrition, has joined the Potato Sustainability Alliance. As a member, Yara will work with processors, packers, buyers, grower organizations, conservation groups, academia, and other stakeholders.
The Potato Sustainability Alliance Announces Newest Member

The Potato Sustainability Alliance Announces Newest Member

March 23, 2020
As the Potato Sustainability Alliance continues to expand, it has welcomed the Charlottetown, P.E.I.-based breeding and seed potato trading company HZPC Americas Corp as its newest member.
The Potato Sustainability Alliance: Driving Sustainability in the North American Potato Sector

The Potato Sustainability Alliance: Driving Sustainability in the North American Potato Sector

February 24, 2020
Key players in the potato industry in the United States and Canada announced at Potato Expo 2020 the creation of a new organization dedicated to sustainability in the potato sector: the Potato Sustainability Alliance.
Celebrate 10 years of bite-size potato category growth with 'My Tasteful Selections' Campaign

Celebrate 10 years of bite-size potato category growth with 'My Tasteful Selections' Campaign

February 06, 2020
Bite-size potato category leader launches new campaign to celebrate each year of its success. Prizes this month include an indoor herb growing kit, an eight-piece gardening toolset and a superior-stainless watering sprayer.
Celebrate 10 years of baby potato innovation with 'My Tasteful Selections' Campaign

Celebrate 10 years of baby potato innovation with 'My Tasteful Selections' Campaign

January 07, 2020
Welcome to 2020! The Tasteful Selections team is excited to share milestone news with retail and foodservice customers as well as consumers everywhere. Tasteful Selections is celebrating its 10-year anniversary!
Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes

Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes

October 14, 2019
Researchers in the WARF Accelerator program are using advanced imaging technology to detect late blight in potatoes, which famously led to the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century.

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