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.”

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

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

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