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Global Biotechnology Leaders to Unite in Winnipeg

This September, the bioscience world is coming together in Winnipeg with one mission: feeding nine billion people on our current agricultural footprint – through innovation and collaboration. Solutions Start Here, the 2017 ABIC conference, takes place September 25th to 28th at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Man. ABIC, the Agricultural Bioscience International Conference, is the premier global meeting that promotes innovation in bioscience for sustainable food, feed, fibre and fuel security…

2017 Ontario Potato Field Day

The Ontario Potato Field Day will be held on Thursday, August 17 at the Alliston HJV Equipment location. This is an excellent opportunity for growers to see what is new in potato equipment, to have a look at new varieties and to exchange information.  In addition, a trade show will feature new potato technology to enhance production practices. For more information, contact Eugenia Banks at  

101st Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America

The 101st Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America will be held from July 23 to July 27 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, N.D. This is the premier educational and networking opportunity for every person interested in the North American potato industry. This event includes updates from the latest in potato research, presentations from industry representatives, and numerous tours of the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with…

National French Fry Day July 13

Whether you call them “french fries,” “chips,” “finger chips” or simply “french-fried potatoes,” this delicious treat is loved around the world, and National French Fry Day celebrates them on July 13 each year. In Florenceville-Bristol, the “French Fry Capital of the World,” french fries are feted in a big way. Sample free, golden, delicious McCain french fries throughout the event, and enjoy activities such as live entertainment, jumping castles for children, potato…

Canada 150 Celebrations at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre

The Lethbridge Research and Development Centre is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s 150th anniversary, with an Open House on Thursday, June 29, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the ground-breaking agricultural research—past and present—conducted in Alberta that has changed the face of agriculture in Canada and around the world. More information and registration

2017 PGA Golf Tournament

The Potato Growers of Alberta is hosting their annual golf tournament on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Come out for a day of sun and fun in support of the Alberta potato industry. Growers can pair up with their favourite golf partner and enjoy a day mingling with industry associates. Information, registration  

National Potato Council Summer Meeting

The National Potato Council (NPC) will hold their summer meeting June 28-30 at the Brown Palace in Denver, Colo. The NPC’s 2017 Summer Meeting is open to all growers and industry leaders eager to advance the potato industry’s most pressing policy debates. Attendees will review policies being considered in the nation’s capital that could affect potato operations, and unite in developing strategies to voice industry priorities to lawmakers, administration officials and regulators….

NEW DATE for Potato Scouts IPM Training Session

The Ontario Potato Board’s Training Session for Potato Scouts has been re-scheduled to Thursday, June 8. Also, due to the high number of registrants, the location has been changed. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Guelph (Scottsdale Drive). More more information or to register, contact Eugenia Banks at

Webinar: Potatoes and water management

Register for Spud Smart’s webinar: Potatoes and Water Management, Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT. Learn why water is the single most limiting factor in potato production Hear about ways to deal with a shortage or excess of Mother Nature’s most precious commodity Learn about new water management techniques Learn more and register  

University of Maine to hold international Potato Disease Summit

Two bacteria threatening the potato industry worldwide will be the focus of a Potato Disease Summit Nov. 9 in Bangor, Maine, convened by the University of Maine. Plant pathologists, researchers and scientists from The Netherlands, Scotland and five U.S. states will present the latest information on the bacteria — Dickeya and Pectobacterium — that cause blackleg disease, an emerging potato seed problem. In the past three growing seasons, Dickeya, a bacterial pathogen…

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