COMING TO NBS THIS FALL: SPUDINA MCSHAW, POTATO FARMER

Our scene is eet in Idaho during the rough and tumble Potato Rush period of 1882-1904, when potato barons competed with free-spudders for access to land and water from the Snake River. Spudina McShaw, a brash and fiery immigrant from the south, arrives bearing a gift from her godfather Luther Burbank: the fabled Russet Burbank.

Large, white, mealy, and delicious, the Russet Burbank will revolutionize spud farming–if Spudina can successfully bring her first crop to harvest. But it won’t be easy. Potato rufflers are after a slice of the crop. The notorious potato baron Joe Marshall is casting a dark shadow over the industry. And what truly motivates the mysterious young fertilizer salesman J. R. Simplot?

Spudina will have to deal with them all to make Idaho potatoes the envy of the world. Tune in to find out how–and if–she is able to deal with a world where all eyes are on her taters!

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