Maine Potato Board

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public File

It was supposed to be a great year for Maine potatoes. Last year's harvest was strong, and this year should have seen about 3,000 new acres brought into production, but the sudden arrival of COVID-19 has changed all that.

The Future of Maine's Potato Industry

Oct 18, 2017

Broadcasting live from the University of Maine at Presque Isle:

We'll look at the importance of the potato industry to Aroostook County and to the state. Potato farming has declined in the past decades, but is still a significant crop and part of Maine’s culture. How can new products and technologies contribute to the future of the potato industry?

Guests: Timothy P. Hobbs, Director of Development/Grower Relations, Maine Potato Board

James Dwyer, Crops Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension