Wisconsin Farm Family Establishes Organic Potato Brand
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Potatoes: Organic Production and Marketing
Brothers Brian and Brad Igl and their father, Tom, began transitioning their third-generation farm to organic production in 1997, says a feature on Agri-View. Today they raise alfalfa and grass hay, grow and market grass-fed beef, raise organic oats, and have developed their own potato brand, Organic Spuddies. Some potatoes are sold through the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative. The family has worked to improve soil biology and develop growing methods that help them control weeds and disease. They’ve also worked with UW-Madison on potato trials in mixed crop-livestock systems. This research shows a reduced need for pesticides.