ANNIVERSARY OF THE POTTER COUNTY EXTENSION; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 31
(House of Representatives - February 26, 2016)

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               ANNIVERSARY OF THE POTTER COUNTY EXTENSION

  (Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize 
the 100th anniversary of the Penn State Potter County Cooperative 
Extension, which connects those in the agriculture industry with the 
tools and the knowledge to build and grow their farms. This landmark 
anniversary will be celebrated at the Extension's annual Black and 
White Gala this Saturday, February 27.
  Agriculture continues to be a major industry in Potter County and has 
also played a big role in the county's heritage, especially when it 
comes to potatoes.
  Potter County is the home of Potato City, which was built in 1949 
through the efforts of the Pennsylvania potato growers, packers, and 
related industries.
  It was there that Dr. E.L. Nixon, uncle of President Richard Nixon, 
worked on the development of new types of potatoes for crossbreeding. 
To this day, the Potato City Country Inn is a tourist destination for 
people across the Commonwealth.
  Potatoes from Potter County also continue to be sold across the 
United States and in many foreign countries.
  I congratulate the Extension on 100 years of serving local farmers, 
and I wish them continued success in the future.

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