Colorado Potatoes is now accepting applications for the 2019 Doug Monter Memorial Scholarship. The Doug Monter Scholarship is a four year scholarship that awards a total of $7,000. All applications are due to Colorado Potatoes by April 5, 2019. Applications are available at coloradopotato.org/dougmonter and can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to P.O. Box 348, Monte Vista, CO 81144. Applicants must be a graduating male senior from a San Luis Valley high school and be entering college or vocational school as a freshman. Preference will be given to students... Read More
The 2018 record breaking PMA Fresh Summit has come and gone! What a wonderful weekend of networking, marketing and produce we had! This year the PMA Fresh Summit had over 1,200 exhibitors present from across the world! Colorado Potatoes were well represented among other produce commodities. CPAC had a booth within the Colorado Department of Ag’s (CDA) pavilion, where they met with 3rd party marketers, buyers, shippers and other industry personnel. As the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee continues to seek new and innovative marketing opportunities, it is always interesting to... Read More
The Colorado FFA Foundation is hosting their second annual Meat and Greet Event, November 15, 2018! Join the fun at the National Western Stock Show Complex and enjoy Colorado Potatoes, beef, lamb and pork prepared by top chefs! Follow this link to learn more and to buy your ticket for this fun event!! http://coloradoffafoundation.org/meat-and-greet/
The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee had 4 Colorado Potato Grower’s Kids participate in the Colorado Kids article contest for the Online Denver Post. We would like to extend a large “thank you” to all the kids that participated and share their articles here.
The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) was so excited to host a wonderful group of teachers for a week long educational opportunity. The teachers were able to enjoy class time, agriculture discussion from Marvin Reynolds and Don Shawcroft. The rest of the week the teachers were out about throughout the San Luis Valley. The touring began late Monday morning at the Rahkra Mushroom Farm, followed by a delicious lunch at Locavore’s. The rest of the afternoon was spent touring the JW Mumma Aquatic Species Restoration and the Rio Grand Water... Read More
Potatoes USA is preparing to launch the “What Are You Eating?” Campaign on July 1st. This campaign is designed to encourage athletes to consume more potatoes, as a good source of fuel and energy. Read more about the campaign from the following link: “Perishable News” Check out the first video of the campaign:Potatoes. Real Food. Real Performance. What Are You Eating?
The following link will take you to the online vendor application: Potato Festival Vendor Online Application Potato Festival Vendor Application PDF
The 2018 Doug Monter Scholarship Recipient is Mr. Wesley Seger from Sargent High School. He is currently involved in extra curricular activities such as; FBLA, NHS, FFA, Knowledge Bowl and Matchwits. Wesley is very involved in the community with a wide range of Community Service. Wesley plans to attend CSU Fort Collins, in the Fall to pursue an education in Mechanical Engineering. He plans to use his degree to benefit large companies such as John Deere and later bring his expertise back to the family farm.
Meet Our Winners! We are proud to announce the winners of our 2018 Colorado Potato Video Contest! Congratulations to our two winners and thank you to all the schools who participated in this year’s contest! We received a large amount of entries, and determining the winners was very difficult. There were two divisions, elementary school and middle/high school. These are the winning videos for each: Elementary School Winner Lisa Wahler’s class from Estes Park Elementary in Estes Park, CO Middle/High School Winner Danielle Weekley’s class from Steamboat Springs Middle School... Read More
National Potato Council Fly-In On February 26 through March 1, 2018, representatives of the Colorado Potato Industry joined growers and industry leaders from around the country in Washington D.C., on Capitol Hill, for the National Potato Council’s 2018 Potato D.C. Fly-In. The National Potato Council holds this annual meeting to give members of the potato industry a better understanding of and a chance to advocate for the industry’s most pressing federal policy priorities. This allows representatives to meet with lawmakers, administration officials and regulators and educate them about the importance of the potato industry and... Read More