Alison and Ben Sklarczyk own Sklarczyk Seed Farm LLC, which is one of the only hydroponic seed potato farms in Michigan, the other being a research farm at Michigan State University.  They produce six million mini tubers a year, plus grow 1100 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, and barley.  They have two kids and are on their way of achieving their goal of them visiting 50 states before they graduate.  They’re at 24, with 21 of them convenient locations for a potato meeting!

Listen as they talk about:

  • The moment Ben knew he didn’t want to be a mechanical engineer
  • Why Alison chose to work on the farm, and when she knew it was the right decision
  • Their vast school, community, and industry involvement
  • Grandparents bringing them chips from around the world – grown in Michigan
  • The responsibility and reward of being an employer

 

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