Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Potato Industry Awards.

The award is presented by and The Packer, (which are both owned by Vance Publishing Corporation), along with the National Potato Council.

There are two award categories, Potato Man of the Year, which is for achievements during 2012, and Potato Man for All Seasons, which is for achievements during a lifetime.

Go here for the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1.

Completed forms should be returned to Vicky Boyd, editor of For more information, contact Boyd at (209) 571-0414 or at