Have you ever wondered about the technology and machinery farmers use to help potatoes get from the field to your dinner plate? Or what about all the different potato varieties Wisconsin farmers grow, which allow you to choose specific potatoes for a specific dish? And let’s not forget tips for storing potatoes in your house after buying them.
It’s these ideas and more that visitors will learn about at the Spudmobile’s “TheTater” Exhibit through a series of videos. Not only will they focus on the above-mentioned, but they will also touch on other aspects of the industry such as growing technologies, economics, nutrition, sustainability, environmental practices and science. “It’s a great way to engage the public and help them see aspects of the potato industry they aren’t usually exposed to,” says WPVGA Director of Promotions Dana Rady.
“It’s one thing to speak with someone about what they do and how they do it. It’s another to be able to see it firsthand in a video that’s also surrounded by a potato field and agricultural equipment,” explains Rady. “The videos in the TheTater Exhibit will be a fantastic way to provide people with an opportunity to see agriculture through a farmer’s eyes.”
Rady says it’s a valuable perspective during a time when people are more interested in where their food comes from and the practices surrounding the production of their food.
“Farmers do so much when it comes to ensuring a safe and quality food supply at affordable prices,” Rady continues. “They are dedicated and committed to providing the food on our plates. It’s certainly worth our time to try and put ourselves in their shoes.”
WPVGA is a non-profit organization that represents and promotes state potato and vegetable growers. We currently represent more than 300 members and affiliates. For more information on our commitment to sustainable agriculture, jobs and water use, visit www.wisconsinpotatoes.com.