2019 Seed Growers of the Year: Clen and Emma Atchley

Potato Grower's Idaho Seed Grower of the Year Clen & Emma Atchley

It's strangely quiet for an early October afternoon at Flying A Ranch in Ashton, Idaho. Trucks and tractor, potato windrowers and grain combines sit idle and unfamiliarly dust-free, waiting for the ground to dry enough for them to roar out of hibernation and do the work for which they were created. Mother Nature has been a tad inconsiderate to farmers in the gorgeous, mile-high Fall River country, unloading just enough rain (and occasion snow) to kee the Flying A's Atchley family out to their fields for harvest.