Washington Potato Growers
If you had french fries or hashbrowns anywhere in the U.S. this year, chances are it came from Washington potatoes.
The state of Washington grows more potatoes per acre than any other place on earth. And it does so with higher quality, better consistency, and with fewer inputs (pesticides, et al) largely thanks to decades of partnership between growers and public research.
Washington State University celebrated this partnership with this ode to potato growers. The ones who looked at the barren desert of the Columbia Basin and saw a fertile and abundant food supply for the world.