Our Story

Potadaho Seed Services. Pronounced PO-TAY-DUH-HO is a partnership of two best friends who met their freshman year of college at Boise State University in 2009. Jon Agnew and Brian Smith. Neither of us went to college intending to start a potato service company, but every summer when school was out, we found ourselves in the potato fields of eastern Idaho.


We started our first season in a tent at the field and with one client. Five years later we work in four states, for over 20 clients, and ten seed certification agencies.


We have over twenty combined years of professional potato experience and neither of us are 30 yet. We are young, passionate and hard-working.


The thing that makes Potadaho such a powerful weapon for growers in terms of seed potato health management is our consistency and response time. We know that every potato counts when it comes to disease and seed standards. We live by the mantra “when in doubt, rogue it out”. We are made up of a phenomenal crew that has learned the vocabulary and techniques for describing and eliminating risks to your seed lots. Individually, we are great, as a collective, we are a threat to any potato plant that expresses viral, fungal, or bacterial symptoms. We are a force against any potato plant that doesn't belong. We respond quickly and we are always watching, being conservative on the amount of acres we commit to every season means quality in each plot. We know that every potato field is unique, and that not all growers are the same. We know the cultivars, we know the symptoms, we know how to rogue.