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Potato Industry Celebrates Economic Contributions at Potato Day at the Capitol
September 6, 2017
The Michigan potato complex will celebrate the impact on Michigan’s economy as a part of the 4th Annual Potato Day at the Capitol on November 8, 2017. Some of the numbers that lead to the celebration are over $1.24 billion in total economic contribution, over 47,000 acres of production, more than 3,200 full-time jobs and comprising 6% of the state’s agricultural and food processing economy.
Grower, processors, and other that contribute to these economic successes will be converging at the Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with sample of potato dishes, displays on potato varieties and production practices.
While the event is targeted at educating elected officials and those who are engaged in the operations of state government, the event is open to the public.