Alan Sackett established Sackett Potatoes in 1987 when he ventured away from partnership with his brothers and formed a new farming operation with his two sons, Jeff and Brian. With a strategy to grow at a controlled pace, the farm has expanded from 400 acres to 3,350 acres over the past 25 years. The operation marks its largest expansion to date with the procurement of a turn-key operation in North Carolina. This operation will work to fill the delivery gap between the end of the storage period and the beginning of production season in Michigan, enabling Sackett Potatoes to supply potatoes year-round. Implementing technology, taking advantage of agronomic opportunities and initiating local joint ventures have allowed Alan and his sons to farm more efficiently and demonstrate leadership within the agricultural industry.