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Potahto Week 2020

Fionn’s Winnipeg Crowned 2020 Potahto Week Champ

Fionn’s Winnipeg was voted by Winnipeggers as the Potahto Week 2020 champion, beating out a record 117 other restaurants during the two-week contest, Peak of the Market says in a release. Fionn’s winning creation was called rover bites. It featured stuffed bits of buttermilk mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, jalepenos, red peppers and red onions, which were then fried golden brown and served with a sweet chilli sauce. The contest ran from Feb….

WPC Announces Webinar with Hein Kruyt on Hybrid Breeding and Hybrid True Potato Seeds

The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) has announced its second webinar in its 2020 series featuring Hein Kruyt, Solynta’s CEO, on February 20, 2020. The webinar is titled, “What’s all this talk about hybrid breeding and hybrid true potato seeds (HTPS) revolutionizing the potato industry?” Hein Kruyt, CEO of Solynta and the frontrunner in Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS), will give an introduction into HTPS  as well as the exciting opportunity to…

Advancing Women Conference 2020

Join us at Advancing Women Conference March 23 & 24, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary.  If you are looking to: • make connections with businesses that add value to your operation, • find a coach or mentor to help you deal with day-to-day issues, succession planning and financing, • learn from real-world role models that will provide you with leadership tips and tools to succeed in today’s marketplace, • build your…

Potahto Week 2020

WINNIPEG CELEBRATES THIRD ANNUAL POTAHTO WEEK

From February 21 through March 1, 2020, Winnipeg’s top restaurants will dish up unique and delicious dishes starring the potahto. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime-chance to taste potahto dishes exclusive to the Peak of the Market event. Winnipeg restaurants, such as Deer + Almond, Fionns, Fusion Grill, Saucers and the Frenchway (to name a few), will serve unique dishes made with locally-grown potahtoes. Visit potahto.ca for a list of participating restaurants. At the end…

Potato plants in a row in a field

2020 Ontario Potato Conference

The 2020 Ontario Potato Conference will be held at the Delta Hotel Guelph Conference Centre on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The conference program will include interesting topics, such as: ●Tips for successful crop emergence ●Enhancing soil health ●Declining yields and what to do about it ●Rethinking the use of potato fungicides ●Fighting the Colorado Potato Beetle with a shrinking insecticide tool box ●Soil compaction: Innovative strategies to reduce this yield robber ●2019…

 McCain Foods Announces 2018 Top Potato Growers at Annual Manitoba Awards Banquet 

McCain Foods (Canada) announced A&M Farm Ventures Ltd. as the 2018 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for Manitoba at the annual McCain Manitoba Growers’ Appreciation Banquet held last month, an annual tradition made even more special during the 40th anniversary of the Portage la Prairie facility in 2019.  Approximately 150 guests, including executives from McCain Foods gathered to celebrate the top Manitoba growers. Representatives from A&M Farm Ventures (Tom, Lisa, John and…

WPC Announces First Webinar of 2020

The World Potato Congress (WPC) is pleased to announce its first webinar on Jan. 24 in its 2020 series featuring Dr. David Douches. The webinar’s topic is Feed the Future — the Biotechnology Potato Partnership: Durable Late Blight Resistance for South East Asia. The Feed the Future — Biotechnology Potato Partnership (BPP) is a five-year, multi-institution cooperative agreement between MSU, USAID, Simplot Company and other global institutions to develop and bring to…

Reinke Recognizes Ful-Flo Industries with Gold Pride Award

Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, has recognized Ful-Flo Industries in Winnipeg, Man., with a Gold Pride award in recognition of the company’s marketing year success. The organization was honored during Reinke’s annual convention in Kansas City. “I want to congratulate Ful-Flo Industries on receiving this award,” said Reinke Vice President of North American Irrigation Sales Mark Mesloh. “Reinke appreciates the dedication they have shown to the growers…

Ontario Potato Conference and Trade Show Announced

The 2020 Ontario Potato Conference and Trade Show will be held in Guelph, Ont., at the Delta Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The agenda is still not finalized but should be ready by the middle of December. The trade show promises to be as interesting as ever. Lunch, coffee breaks and parking will be included in the registration fee. As always, the conference is supported by the Ontario Potato…

Sixth WPC Webinar Announced

The World Potato Congress (WPC) is pleased to be offering its sixth webinar via Zoom in its 2019 series. The next webinar is to take place on Nov. 14, 2019, at 9 am EST with Kris Michiels presenting, “Illustration of Regional Potato Promotion: Flanders (Belgium).” Michiels is a marketing adviser at VLAM (Flanders’ Agricultural Marketing Board). Michiels graduated in 1977 as a commercial engineer at the Catholic University of Leuven. He has…

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