Potato Industry’s Loss

I never had a chance to meet Christian Thill, the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis-based potato breeder who died recently from a heart-related ailment. But I’ve talked with a number of people who praised him both personally and professionally.

So I’ll pass along word that a scholarship is being established in his name. To donate, write a check to the University of Minnesota and put “Christian Thill Scholarship” in the subject line. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at U of MN Foundation, P.O. Box 860266, Minneapolis, MN,  55486-0266.