CALDWELL, IDAHO, September 2009 - Five culinary students from across the country got the experience of a lifetime when they spent three days (September 9 - 11) in Idaho visiting a trout farm, dairy and cheese farm, lamb ranch and Idaho potato fields -- courtesy of the Simplot/Idaho Potato Commission "Culinary Learning Experience." The students observed first hand harvesting of the Russet Ranger variety of Idaho® potatoes with grower, Jerome Wanders (pictured far right) at his Caldwell farm. Upon returning to their respective classrooms, the students will share their new found knowledge of the Idaho food products via videos, photos and presentations with fellow culinary classmates.
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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