News from the IPC "Special Events" category

Aug 9, 2013

The Idaho Potato Commission’s August #iTuber Sweepstakes Offers Idaho® Potato Fans Four Chances to Win an iPad

This month the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) will launch the Big Idaho® Potato Truck #iTuber sweepstakes, offering fans of Idaho® potatoes four chances to win an Apple iPad. Participating fans can enter to win on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by tagging #iTuber and answering a deliciously simple question: What’s your favorite way to eat Idaho® potatoes?

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May 16, 2013

Last Call for Entries for the Idaho Potato Commission's Smashed Spuddy Buddy Program

The Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) five-month-long Smashed Spuddy Buddy program is quickly coming to a close with all submissions due by June 30. The IPC launched Smashed Spuddy with the help of Idaho’s First Lady, Lori Otter, as an educational and interactive program designed to help teach kids about the nutritional benefits of Idaho® potatoes.

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Jan 8, 2013

Idaho’s First Lady, Mrs. Lori Otter, and the Idaho Potato Commission Launch Educational Program for Elementary School Children

As the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 75th Anniversary year comes to a close, the IPC has partnered with Idaho’s First Lady, Lori Otter, to launch “Smashed Spuddy Buddy,” an educational and interactive program designed to help teach kids about the nutritional benefits of Idaho® potatoes. For a limited time parents will have an opportunity to win one of 75 $100 U.S. Savings Bonds.

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Jun 15, 2012

Idaho Potato Commission Sponsors Inaugural Exergy Tour in Idaho

Thousands gathered in the streets of Boise, Nampa, Kuna and Idaho City over Memorial Day weekend as the first-ever Exergy Tour welcomed the world’s top women cyclists to scenic Idaho to compete at the highest level. Throughout the five day event, the Olympic athletes fueled up for their rides in the Feed Zone with healthy, nutrient-dense Idaho® potatoes provided by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).

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Jun 12, 2012

U.S. Senators from Idaho Welcome Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck to the Nation's Capitol

The U.S. Senators from Idaho, James E. Risch and Mike Crapo, today joined the President and CEO of the IPC, Frank Muir, to welcome the Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck when it rolled into Washington, D.C. for a special appearance in front of the the U.S. Capitol Building. In celebration of the mid-point of the truck’s seven-month cross country tour, to mark the IPC’s milestone 75th Anniversary, Senators Risch and Crapo joined Muir to present a $100,000 check from the IPC to Enid A. Borden, the President and CEO of Meals On Wheels Association of America.

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May 1, 2012

Potato Power Propels Winning Entries in Idaho Potato Commission's 2012 Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest

With fuel costs top of mind among most consumers, an Ohio supermarket showcased Idaho’s famous spuds as a personal power source in its top-winning entry for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2012 retail display contest. This year’s contest awarded more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including $1,500 to Marysville, Ohio-based Community Market for its “Fuel Up with the World Famous Idaho® Potatoes” display.

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Mar 30, 2012

The Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck Embarks on Seven-Month Cross-Country Tour

After months of much anticipation and fanfare, the Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck officially set off on its seven-month cross-country journey following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter in front of the Idaho Capitol Building.

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Mar 1, 2012

Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates Diamond Anniversary with One-Carat Diamond Giveaway for Facebook Fans

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is celebrating its diamond anniversary with one of its biggest sweepstakes ever – a chance to win a one-carat diamond solitaire pendant (ARV: $3,500). IPC Facebook fans are invited to commemorate the occasion by visiting, making sure to “Like” the page and then clicking on the “Diamond Giveaway” tab to participate.

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Nov 1, 2011

Idaho Potato Commission "Superheroes" Attract Thousands at PMA Fresh Summit

The Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) retail superhero campaign came to life -- literally -- as industry professionals hobnobbed with a bobblehead-like Fearless Field Force at PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta.

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Oct 20, 2011

2011 Idaho Potato Crop Marks the 75th Anniversary for the Idaho Potato Commission

The 2011 Idaho® potato harvest season is in full swing and the 319,000 acres that will be harvested are expected to yield more than 12 billion pounds of Idaho® potatoes.

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