US: Farming for the future: blending tech with tradition

Jones Potato Farm in Parrish has emerged as a leader in sustainable agriculture. Jones potatoes are one of the first on the market. They’re planted in December and are ready in the spring, just in time to take over for the dwindling reserves of stored potatoes from up north. In under 24 hours, Jones’ potatoes are fried into chips. It’s a point of pride for farm owner Alan Jones, but he’s got other things to smile about. In April, the Department of Agriculture gave Jones Potato Farm an “Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award.” The Parrish potato grower was recognized for farming practices that help preserve the environment. It’s the farm’s second award highlighting its commitment to sustainability. More