Award recognizes Michigan potato leader’s service

01/11/2013 07:27:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

“He has found common issues of self-interest among diverse forms of agricultural production and pulled together cadres of like-minded leaders to help move all those sectors forward,” a colleague from a neighboring state wrote.

In addition to being executive director of the commission, Kudwa also served as executive director of the Michigan Potato Management Board and legislative director of the Potato Growers of Michigan.


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Ed Powell    
Portland, Michigan  |  January, 13, 2013 at 08:22 PM

Congratulations, Ben. A well-deserved recognition for 25 years of hard work and dedication and your contribution to the growth of the potato industry in Michigan

Greg Jeske    
Menominee, MI  |  January, 14, 2013 at 09:54 AM

Congrats on your retirement and award! Hope you won millions in Vegas and enjoy retirement! Go Blue:)

Tom and Therese    
Orland Park Illinois  |  January, 14, 2013 at 05:51 PM

Congratulations Ben on a job well done. What an honor to hold especially an honor to your family who worked the land and lived for their family. We are proud and happy for you. Tom and Therese

Ken Nye    
Lansing, Michigan  |  January, 21, 2013 at 03:53 PM

Ben is a true professional who always cared more about steadily and quietly accomplishing the task at hand rather than worrying about who or what would get the credit. He will be missed but certainly not forgotten. All I can say is "Go Green, Go White."

Diane Smith    
Michigan  |  February, 04, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Can't think of a more deserving individual! Ben is an incredible person with a wealth of knowledge of the potato industry. He will be greatly missed by all of us in the commodity world here in Michigan. Congrats on the retirement, Ben!

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