March 2014

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Among his current responsibilities, Pavelski is the president of the board of directors for the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), WPVGA chip committee chairman and WPVGA water task force co-chairman. He is also on the National Potato Council's board of directors, the NPC water and endangered species co-chairman, the USPB chip committee and the Adams County rural and industrial development commission. He attributes his involvement in national, state and local organizations to his father's influence. He recalled first attending national and state conferences with his father when he was in the seventh grade. "It's always been something that's intrigued me," Pavelski said about working on committees, "being able to communicate effectively to the different groups of people who have different interests and come to a common solution. "It kind of goes back to a saying that my grandfather and father have always said, 'If you're not at the table, you're probably on the table.'" Pavelski said that his family's farming philosophy is built on long-term relationships. "Agriculture is something that we've been doing for Jeremie and Alicia Pavelski, with Spudman's Emerging Leader Award, following the National Potato Coun- cil banquet in San Antonio. PHOTO BY BILL SCHAEFER CONNECTIONS continued on page 24 www.spudman.com • March 2014 23

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