Category:Featured Shipper / Grower

Mix Farms

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Three Generations of Farming The Mix family has farmed potatoes and malt barley for three generations.  Mix Farms started with 120 acres, 60 in potatoes and 60 in barley.  Since then, the farm has grown substantially.  They now farm a combined 800 acres, and produce an average potato yield of 350 cwt of yellow potatoes and 450-475 cwt of Russet potatoes.  Mix Farms continues to grow Coors malt barley, and at times green manure.  Mix Farms is also a Certified Potato Seed Grower.  Roger enjoys all aspects of the potato... Read More

Tyler Mitchell

Tyler Mitchell | Colorado Potato Advisory Committee
A Family Affair The Mitchell family has been farming together in the San Luis Valley since the late 1930’s.  Tyler’s grandfather started the farm with his uncle and was later joined by Tyler’s Dad. Today Mike is semi-retired and Tyler and his brother Clay do most of the heavy lifting with help from their uncle Ron Crowther.  It’s all hands on deck for planting and harvest, Clay does most of the book-keeping and Tyler manages equipment maintenance on the 1780 acre farm. Leaning Forward Tyler and Clay Mitchell are continually... Read More

Rockey Farms, LLC.

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Rockey Farms. Established 1938 Sheldon Rockey and his brother Brendon are the third generation of Rockey’s to run Rockey Farms.  Their grandfather bought the first land in 1938 and farmed until the 1970’s when their father and uncle took over.  Now they’ve taken the operation to the next level incorporating innovative sustainable growing practices and new varieties.  They farm seed and specialty potato varieties on 500 acres plus peas, buckwheat, radishes and about a dozen other crops.  These other crops help break down the hard soil and encourage the right... Read More

Seger West Farm

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Fascinated By Potatoes Matt Seger grew up in the Valley but not on a potato farm.  Nevertheless, he was fascinated by the potato harvest as a child and knew it was a business he wanted to get involved in.  After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Agronomic Production Management, Matt went to work for Sunny Valley Farms and McNitt Produce for seven years to learn the business. Then, with financial support from his boss, Dick McNitt, he was able to go out on his own. From the... Read More

Jones Farms Organics

Rob Jones | CPAC
Four Generations of Jones in the San Luis Valley You might say that Rob Jones has potatoes in his blood.  His grandfather started farming oats, peas, potatoes and alfalfa in the San Luis Valley around 1925, and they’ve never looked back.  His father took over when it was time for Grandad to retire and Rob did the same with his dad.  Back in the day, the family had to rent the land to farm, but today Jones Farms Organics has grown to 600 acres with an average potato yield of... Read More