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MacFry Potato Academy opens its doors to spud growers

Image result for mcdonalds potatoesAccording to a news report published by Farmers Guardian in the UK, potato growers supplying McDonald’s are set to benefit from the provision of free agronomy skills training to improve crop performance and quality with the launch of the MacFry Potato Academy. The Academy is a joint initiative between NIAB and McDonald’s UK and Ireland, in association with potato suppliers McCain Foods and Lamb Weston. MacFry Potato Academy is said to be a key component in ensuring a vibrant and sustainable potato industry that can secure a growing volume of great quality ingredients, according to McDonalds. McDonald’s UK agriculture manager, Peter Garbutt, said the MacFry Academy “is part of our commitment to helping UK potato farmers to run thriving businesses and continue to supply high quality potatoes that make perfect MacFries for our restaurants.” Report by Farmers Guardian