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FFA chapters benefit from Alsum Farms & Produce Tater Trot 5K run

Wisconsin State Farmer
Alsum Farms & Produce hosted more than 100 runners, walkers and local FFA supporters for the inaugural Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk on October 28, 2017 at Alsum Farms & Produce in Friesland, Wis. The first year event raised more than $1,700 for Local FFA Chapters.

FRIESLAND, WI - Alsum Farms & Produce hosted more than 100 runners, walkers and local FFA supporters for the inaugural Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk on October 28, 2017 at Alsum Farms & Produce in Friesland, Wis. The first year event raised more than $1,700 for Local FFA Chapters.

This year’s FFA Chapters receiving the funds include: Randolph Cambria-Friesland, Waupun, Markesan, Pardeeville and Rio.

“Alsum Farms & Produce was elated to host the inaugural Tater Trot 5K to help support local FFA Chapters and provide a unique opportunity to learn about the nutritional and economic benefits of Wisconsin Potatoes,” says Alsum’s Nikki Jedlowski, Logistics Manager and Tater Trot 5K Event Coordinator. “Potatoes are a nutrient powerhouse and the Tater Trot 5K promotes the healthy, flavorful and fresh attributes of the spud targeting sports enthusiasts and athletes to fuel performance.”

This year’s FFA Chapters receiving the funds from the Alsum Farms & Produce inaugural Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk include: Randolph Cambria-Friesland, Waupun, Markesan, Pardeeville and Rio.

The top 3 Male Individuals in the Tater Trot 5K with finish times:

  • Colt Wentland, 18:48; 2. Corey Splittgerber, 20:35; 3. Justin Hamer, 21:04

The top 3 Female Individuals:

  • Laura Jackowski-Baggett, 21:11; 2. K. Pekarske, 24:24; 3. Amy Katsma, 25:57

The Kids Fun Run race included a dozen youngsters racing around the potato shed and participates also had the opportunity to meet and get their picture taken with Spudly, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Mascot.

To view results, visit http://bit.ly/2gVvDgz.

Next Year’s Alsum Tater Trot 5K will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

For more than four decades, Alsum Farms & Produce has been a leading grower, packer and shipper of locally grown potatoes, onions and provider of fresh, quality produce. To learn more about Alsum Farms & Produce, its full-line of products or for delicious potato recipes, visit www.alsum.com