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HISTORY

From humble beginnings, the Hoverson Farms operation has steadily expanded over the years. Potatoes remain the core of the operation, and Carl’s passion for potatoes has earned him the nickname “Mr. Spud”. ¬†Other crops are raised with the same passion, and managed with care by sons Mike and Casey Hoverson and their crews. ¬†Here’s a timeline of the evolution of Hoverson Farms the past 38 years.

 

1976

Carl Hoverson, a fifth-generation farmer, begins his own farming operation.

1981

Hoverson Farms begins raising potatoes, and increases his acreage to 40 acres by 1982.

1984

Hoverson Farms begins supplying J.R. Simplot with processing potatoes.

1988

Irrigation installation begins following drought.

1994

Hoverson Farms partners with R. D. Offutt to expand operation; first state-of-the-art potato storage warehouse is built.

1996

Acreage expands to 1,600 acres.

1995 - 2007

Six additional potato warehouses are built.

2008 - 2014

Farming operation expands to its current 26,000 acres with 24 harvesters and a staff of over 200 during harvest time.

2012

Carl Hoverson named President of Northern Plains Grower's Association.

2013

Carl Hoverson and Hoverson Farms featured in SpudMan magazine.

2014

Hoverson Farms earns Environmental Stewardship award from the National Potato Council.