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Alice in Dairyland: Diggin’ Wisconsin Potatoes
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Taylor Schaefer is the 75th Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador who works with media professionals to educate consumers about the importance of agriculture to Wisconsin’s economy and way of life. She can be reached at taylor.schaefer@wisconsin.gov.
Potatoes are one of the world’s most versatile crops, with a long history of cultivation in Wisconsin. While the first potato came to America around 1621, they were first cultivated around 200 B.C. Using technology developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they were even the first food grown in outer space!