That's a wicked looking tater: An interdisciplinary approach to solving 'wicked' agricultural issues using fashion product development.
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The Sweet Potato Innovation Challenge (SPIC) is a USDA funded project that combines Extension outreach, teaching, and research to find tangible solutions to a wicked problem directly affecting agriculture producers. As part of the campus-wide innovation challenge, a course offered in fashion product development focused on learning and applying various design processes to create an innovative solution to the cull sweet potato issue.