WPVGA Presents Annual Industry Awards
In addition to its annual Hall of Fame induction, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) presented several other annual industry awards at a banquet held February 4, 2015 in Stevens Point.
Among those awards, Eric Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, Inc., Antigo, was named WPVGA Young Grower of the Year. WPVGA Executive Director Tamas Houlihan recognized Schroeder for his leadership and active involvement in the potato industry.
“Eric has been extremely active in the potato industry, serving on both the WPVGA and the Wisconsin Seed Potato Improvement Association board of directors, while also serving as a Wisconsin representative on the United States Potato Board,” said Houlihan. “He Chairs the Regulatory Committee for the Seed Association, and Chairs the Chip Committee for the WPVGA. He served as the 2014 Potato Industry Leadership Institute’s Grower-Leader, after being elected to the position by the 2013 Leadership Institute class.”
The son of Pete and Gina Schroeder, Eric works as the Assistant Farm Manager at Schroeder Bros. Farms, Inc. where they raise over 2200 acres of certified seed potatoes, along with alfalfa, field corn, oats, soybeans and sweet corn.