US: Michigan’s biggest trade show for potato farmers is going on in downtown Bay City

The 2014 Winter Potato Conference, Michigan’s biggest trade show for spud growers, kicked off today in downtown Bay City, informing more than 150 people in attendance about the latest in research and development, legislation and products when it comes to that sector of the agriculture industry. It’s the first time the two-day conference, which draws farmers from all over the state, is in Bay City, after being in Mount Pleasant for several years. The conference is sponsored by the state’s three potato growers associations — Potato Growers of Michigan, the Michigan Potato Industry Commission and the Michigan Seed Potato Association — in addition to Michigan State University’s AgBioResearch program. More