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Penn State: Blue and White Chips wins Ag Springboard first place

sliced potatoesBlue and White Chips, a team of two College of Agricultural Sciences student entrepreneurs who make and market naturally colorful blue-and-white potato chips to Penn State fans, won $7,500 and first place at the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest Thursday. The win reaffirms all the hard work that’s gone into creating the Blue and White potato chip business, said Deanna Spaniel, a junior agribusiness management major, who started the company with partner Ben Nason, a senior horticulture major. Spaniel described many days of getting on the road at 5 a.m. for the three-hour drive to a partner potato chip facility in York to supervise production of a batch of chips for a few hours, then driving back to Penn State to attend classes in the afternoon. More

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