EAGLE, ID, October 11, 2009 -- Erica Sung, student at Sullivan University in Louisville, KY, was awarded the 2009 Culinary Learning Experience Scholarship, sponsored by the Simplot Top of House Culinary Board and the Idaho Potato Commission earlier this year. This provided her the opportunity to travel to Idaho in mid September to tour a trout farm, explore potato and onion fields and more, all with the goal of sharing her knowledge with Sullivan classmates upon her return. Sung, a Korean-borne immigrant to the U.S., was one of five scholarship recipients selected for the program. Since Korea relies on foreign exports, she is particularly interested in learning about mass produced agricultural products.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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