A delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Eler Tashpulatov, chairman of the Association of Potato Producers, visited the U.S. state of Wisconsin on February 3.
The delegation plans to study best practices in potato growing, discuss prospects for cooperation with seed companies and U.S. farms, and also participate in the annual exhibition of the Association of Potato Producers of the State of Wisconsin, meet with representatives of the University of Wisconsin and the U.S. Potato Seed Bank.
The Uzbek specialists’ trip was organized as part of the agreements’ implementation reached during the official visit of the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the United States in May 2018.
The United States annually produces more than 20 million tons of high-quality potatoes and is famous not only for its “chips” and “french fries”, but also for the innovativeness of the whole process of growing and processing this type of vegetables.
The state of Wisconsin ranks second in terms of annual yield, has the largest data bank of potato genetic genes.
On the first day of the visit, the delegation was received by the Minister of Agriculture of the Wisconsin State, Brad Pfaff. In addition, the Uzbek delegation met with the head of the company “Wysocki Farms” Russel Wysocki.