Nick Somers

Nick and Dianne Somers | Plover River Farms

Plover River Farms

Nick Somers

“It was a long process. Once we had decided that we wanted to do things differently — sustainably — we had to find others who could help us.

—Nick Somers

Nick comes from a family of farmers — he’s third generation — but is now the only remaining family member who is a farmer. Together, he and his wife, Dianne share responsibility for their 400-acre Healthy Grown Wisconsin potato farm.

A member of Healthy Grown from its inception, Nick can appreciate how far the sustainable-growing program has come. “It was a long process. Once we had decided that we wanted to do things differently — sustainably — we had to find others who could help us. We started by speaking with University of Wisconsin researchers and circumstances brought us together with the World Wildlife Fund,” he states.

“It was important to us that we had definitive sustainable standards that growers had to meet on an annual basis, so the process took longer than we expected — 18 months. But it was worth it.”

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