Hancock showcases fresh market potatoes this week

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 10.03.38 AMInterested in new varieties for the fresh market? Then you don’t want to miss this year’s Fresh Market Potato Expo, which will be held October 29–30 at the UW Hancock Agricultural Research Station. More than 50 advanced breeding lines and recently released varieties will be on display, including russets, reds, yellows, fingerlings, and other specialty types. The official program begins at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 with a presentation by Shelley Jansky, Ruth Genger and Julie Dawson on “Specialty Fresh Market Potatoes: Flavor, Appearance and Yield.” Afterwards, participants are invited to view, taste, and rate the varieties. In addition to the official program, the Expo is open 9 am – 4 pm both days as a self-guided event.

For more information, contact Jeff Endelmen at or at 608-250-0754.