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Planting the potato research trials and other field work at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station May 2016

Each spring, nearly 200 acres of potato variety trials are planted at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station. Research on these crops leads to better potatoes for growers and for those of us who eat them. Check out this video to see the process of planting this past spring.

Also join Hancock ARS for their 100th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 28 with an expanded set of events during the station’s annual Potato and Vegetable Research Field Day! The public is invited to attend all—or portions—of the festivities, and all events are free, with a complimentary lunch meal and dinner meal provided.