There are over 200 varieties of potatoes sold throughout the United States. Potatoes are grown in almost every region in the United States ⎼ over 38 states grow potatoes. The United States is a world leader in potato production and processing. From seed to harvest, U.S. commercial potato growers rely on experience and research to utilize the best production practices. State-of-the-art systems, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), and certifications and standards set and monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guarantee food safety and a variety of consistent, high quality products year-round. There are over 200 varieties of potatoes sold throughout the United States.
In this course, you will learn about the growing and harvesting process of U.S. potatoes as well as storage and handling.