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Alberta Potato Conference Cancelled Due to Pandemic


The Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) have decided to cancel their annual potato conference and trade show due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group says in it’s monthly newsletter on Sept. 1.

“Like many of the boards and commissions in Alberta, we have made this decision in the best interest of not only our growers, their families and our industry but for everyone that is involved in the undertaking of this great annual event,” Russ Van Boom, PGA board chairman, says in the newsletter.

The conference was set to be held in Red Deer from Nov. 17 to 19. Growers will still have their AGM business meeting on Nov. 18 using a virtual platform, the newsletter notes. The fall area meetings will be held in mid-October, using a hybrid format following COVID-19 guidelines.

PGA hopes to be able to resume hosting the three-day conference again in 2021.

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