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
No Super Bowl menu is complete without potatoes! We’ve gathered a few of our favorites that are sure to impress your guests. No matter who you’re rooting for, you’ll be a winner with these on your plate! Baked Potato Nachos Nutritious baked potatoes lay the foundation for this delicious twist on a Super Bowl classic. Top with fresh salsa and a dollop of Greek yogurt to make these nachos a healthy version of a traditionally indulgent food. Cheesy Potato Skins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Potato skins are an essential piece of... Read More
Adams State Grizzlies Take On Colorado Mines Orediggers On January 27, Colorado Potatoes sponsored the Adams State University Men’s and Women’s basketball teams as they took on the Colorado School of Mines. The ASU women put up a great effort against the Colorado School of Mines women’s team and the ASU men were victorious, beating the Colorado School of Mines men, 60 to 54. Worley Family Farms generously donated bags of Yukon Gold potatoes to give to every person that attended the game. Athletes, college students, parents and more all... Read More
Colorado Potatoes is now accepting applications for the 2018 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 6, 2018. 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