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October 2016 - Portage County Business Council - Member of the Month
Stevens Point, WI - "Heartland Farms, Inc., a member of the Portage County Business Council since 1989, has been experiencing substantial growth both in employment and infrastructure."  To read the full article, click here

October 2015 - Pacelli Catholic Schools Receive Major Gift
Stevens Point, WI - "Heartland Farms, Adventure 212 Fitness and the Pavelski Family will support the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum through Project Lead the Way, which will benefit PCS students in kindergarten through 12th grade."  To read the full article, click here

September 2015 - Heartland Farms Breaks Ground for Farm Operations, Technology & Training Center
Hancock, WI - "The Hancock-based Heartland Farms, Inc., the largest employer in Adams County, held a groundbreaking for their new Farm Operations, Technology and Training Center on Sept. 25.  The ceremony was held to commemorate the investment the farm has in the future as well as celebrate the new 30,000 square foot training center."  To read the full article, click here

September 2015 - Heartland Farms Shines a Light on LED Safety and Efficiency 
Hancock, WI - ""Heartland Farms has a strong commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship and smart cost control, so this LED lighting project came as no surprise.  They have implemented many projects to save energy and water in their operations" said Dan Wysocky, Key Accounts Executive, Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative"  To read the full article, click here

September 2015 - Brownfield Ag News Article, Working to reduce energy use on the farm
Hancock, WI - Jessica Anderson, the Adams County Focus On Energy Representative, in an interview with Brownfield Ag News, highlights a project done at Heartland Farms converting all potato storage lighting to LED.  To read the full article, click here

February 2013 - Jeremie Pavelski, President of Heartland Farms, Inc., named WPVGA's Volunteer of the Year 
Stevens Point, WI - With all of his hard work, industry involvement and community involvement, Jeremie Pavelski was named WPVGA's Volunteer of the Year.  To read the full article, click here

February 2013 - Jeremie Pavelski, President of Heartland Farms, Inc., elected President of WPVGA
Stevens Point, WI - Jeremie Pavelski was elected as the 2013 President of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Association on February 7, 2013 by the board of directors.  Jeremie is taking over for the 2012 President, Brad Faldet.   To read the full article, click here

July 2012 - Governor Scott Walker Visits Heartland Farms to Promote the Farmer-to-Farmer Network
Adams County, WI - "At a meeting called by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker last week, Heartland Farms CEO Richard Pavelski came up with an idea to help other farmers during the severe drought.  On Friday, July 27, Governor Walker announced a new "Farmer-to-Farmer Network," an effort designed to help provide feed to struggling farmers."  To read the full article, click here

April 2012 - Adams-Friendship 4th Grade Class Visits Heartland Farms, Full Cycle Tree Farm and Milk Source Dairy
Adams County, WI - Heartland Farms, Full Cycle Tree Farm and Milk Source hosted the Adams-Friendship 4th Grade Class on their Agriculture Field Trip.  With the help of Heartland Farms providing buses and Milk Source providing lunch, the Adams-Friendship 4th Grade class was able to visit local farms to learn about potato farming, tree farming and dairy cows.  To read the full article, click here

January 2012 - Wisconsin's Heartland Farms Presented with NPC's 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award
Oralndo, FL - Dick and Jeremie Pavelski of Heartland Farms were presented with the prestigious 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award at the National Potato Council's 2012 Annual Meeting, held January 6-7, 2012, in Orlando, FL.  The annual award is a component of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, a partnership between the NPC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to protect the environment and promote the safe and effective use of pesticides.  To watch the video, click here

December 2011 - Ruby Red Goodness - Neighbors Magazine by Faivre Implement 
"When Richard Pavelski and David Knights, owners of Heartland Farms Inc...decided to diversify, they turned to cranberries, a proven winner for our Wisconsin climate"   To read full article (pages 8-13 in magazine), click here

November 2011 - How the Potato Changed the World - Smithsonian Magazine
"Brought to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers, the lowly potato gave rise to modern industrial agriculture."   To read full article, click here 

April 2011 - Common'Tater Interview with Jeremie Pavelski
"To supply the ever growing population with a consistent food supply, we need to increase yields while lowering the inputs used."   To read full article, click here

March 2011 - Farming to Fight Famine 
 "Heartland Farms and Walther Farms work with U.S. universities to improve potato production in Ethiopia"   To read full article, click here

February 2011 - Jeremie Pavelski - Young Grower of the Year
"Jeremie Pavelski currently serves on the WPVGA Board of Directors.  He is the Chairman of the WPVGA Chip Committee.  He is also one of three Wisconsin representatives on the National Potato Council board of directors."   To read the full article, click here

February 2010 - Heartland Farms Industry Support Award
"Heartland Farms was also cited for its contributions to the Storage Research Facility at Hancock."   To read the full article, click here

October 2008 - Staying Steady
"Top 100 Grower Heartland Farms not only changes with the times to continue to grow the operation, it maintains a long-term vision to meet with success"   To read full article, click here