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Hurley students get spudmobile tour, learn about potatoes


October 18, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

MELANIE ERSPAMER's 3rd grade class of 18 children listen as Wisconsin Spudmobile assistant Doug Foemmel gives a presentation Thursday on how potatoes get from the field to the fork. The Spudmobile is sponsored by the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association.


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HURLEY - The Wisconsin Spudmobile came to visit the Hurley School District Thursday, providing fun games and information about potatoes to area students.

Inside the spudmobile are eight different learning stations with educational components, said Dana Rady, director of promotion, communication and consumer education for the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association.

The idea came from the promotions committee 10 years ago when they discussed ways of getting out and talking to the public about potatoes, according the Rady. In Feb. 2014, a...

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