About US

CSS Farms was founded by the Carter and Spevak families in Watertown, South Dakota.
Friends, farmers, and entrepreneurs!

our history

The Beginning

CSS Farms was founded in 1986 when the Carter and Spevak families joined together to grow their first field of potatoes.


first leap

CSS Farms' first venture out of South Dakota was expansion in Nebraska to better serve chip customers. The company teamed up with Bob Bender to further expand its presence.


Storage solutions

Chip expansion continues into Texas with improved storage capability. CSS Farms becomes one of the top producers in the country.



CSS Farms develops a vertically integrated seed supply chain with isolated seed farms and a state of the art mini-tuber greenhouse.


specialty potatoes

Tasteful Selections, our partnership with RPE and Plover River Farms, becomes a market leader in the specialty potato category.


css farms mission statement

CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most:

Our Land, Our Employees, and Our Communities

latest news

CSS on Cover Potato Country May/June 2017

June 15, 2017

Feature article on CSS Farms’ commitment to excellence!  See the article and photos on these links. http://reader.mediawiremobile.com/ColumbiaMediaGroup/issues/200846/viewer?page=21 http://reader.mediawiremobile.com/ColumbiaMediaGroup/issues/200846/viewer?page=23 Thank you, Potato Grower Magazine, for the pleasure!

Milt Carter – Spudman Cover

June 15, 2017


Columbus Farm in the News

June 15, 2017

COLUMBUS — A popular snack that can be bought in virtually any grocery store has roots in the Columbus area. Millions of pounds of white chipping potatoes for Frito-Lay are produced annually at CSS Farms. Located north of Duncan for the past 22 years, the business grows potatoes on about 1,325 acres of land. The […]

Gangwish Appointed to Lead Potatoes USA Research Committee

April 26, 2017

Gangwish and Moss Appointed to Lead Potatoes USA Research Committee DENVER (April 24, 2017)—Steve Gangwish of Watertown, South Dakota and Dan Moss of Declo, Idaho were appointed to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 16, 2017 at the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Gangwish will be serving his fifth year on the […]