US: ‘Potato Woman for All Seasons’ awarded

Image result for Melanie Wickham potatoNew York state’s Melanie Wickham has been awarded the 2017 Potato Woman for All Seasons by The Packer and Farm Journal publications. The Packer’s Tom Karst presented the award to Wickham on Jan. 12 at the National Potato Council annual awards banquet. Wickham, executive secretary of the Empire State Potato Growers and manager of Empire State Farm Days, was nominated by several state and national industry leaders for the award. Serving for 33 years with Empire State Potato Growers, Wickham was praised for her tireless work on behalf of the industry both in New York and nationwide. Wickham expressed thanks for the award. “Thank you for letting me be a small part of this incredible industry – it is the best industry in the world that feeds people,” she said. More