b"Most recently, Watts just completed his 10th year asSEED SPEAKSWILL TRUE POTATO SEEDSowner/operator of Genesis Crop Systems Inc. based inAFFECT POTATO GROWERS?Hampton, P.E.I. Genesis provides Island potato growersIn this special episode of Seed Speaks, we're diving into with independent modern technical advice to improve theirthe world of true potato seed. While true potato seed isn't agronomic, economic and overall environmental position.a new product, there's still hesitation around the idea, Genesis is also one of few independent researchespecially when it comes to growing them! Although we companies specializing in small and field scale research incan't predict the future, panelists are going to discuss the Atlantic Canada. Genesis clients have included numerousdifferences in growing true potato seeds compared to crop input suppliers, government, academic and industrypotato tubers and how true potato seed might change the associations. future of potato farming.Moderator: Alex Martin, Spud Smart U.S. correspondentFUTURE PROOF YOUR OPERATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONPanelistsSuccession planning is one of the most challengingCharles Miller is the commercial director discussions on any operation. When you bring togetherof Solynta, an innovative company using multiple generations with varying ideas and dreams for thehybrid potato breeding to seed a more farm, its a recipe for disasterif appropriate preparationssustainable future of agriculture and arent made. In this session well talk with experts andglobal nutrition. In his role as commercial growers whove been through transitions. Learn tips anddirector, Miller is responsible for tricks for success as well as what kind of questions you needSolyntas global business development to ask before you get started. strategy and sales network. His in-depth Moderator: Sonja Begemann, Spud Smart experience in the international seed industry helps bring U.S. correspondent Solyntas revolutionary developments in hybrid potato breeding to the world market.Panelists Miller is currently serving on the board of directors for the Brent VanParys is a charteredAmerican Seed Trade Association. He is chairman of the professional accountant, a familygroups International Executive Committee. Miller is also a enterprise advisor and a consultant toboard member for the African Seed Trading Association. BDO Canada LLP in the Woodstock,He holds a bachelors and masters degree in agricultural Ont. office. He serves as an advisor toEconomics from Texas A&M University.generations of farm families, helping them understand and manage theHelen Tai is a potato genetics and dynamics of being in business together.genomics research scientist with He provides transition and exit strategy planning forAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada family-owned farms and other private businesses. He helps(AAFC) in Fredericton, N.B. She received farm families and stakeholder groups communicate andher bachelor of science in biochemistry collaborate to reach their goals. and master of science in anatomy at the University of Toronto. She went on to the John C. Stewart is a partner at DarcyUniversity of Ottawa for doctoral studies and Deacon LLP and practiceson mammalian genetics and molecular biology. Tai switched commercial law. Hes a native of ruralto plant biology during her post-doctoral fellowship with Manitoba and gained his bachelorsthe Canadian Forest Service and joined AAFC in 2006. Her degree of science in agriculture from theresearch is focused on improving potato breeding. Shes University of Manitoba in 1980. Stewardcurrently leading a project on genomic selection for potato began his farming operation in Poplarbreeding. Her research also includes Colorado potato Point, Man. in 1980. Today, his law clientsbeetle resistance, Verticillium wilt resistance, nitrogen use include an emphasis on agri-businessefficiency, cold storage quality and diploid breeding. Tai including regional and international agriculture businesses,collaborates with researchers across Canada and around manufacturing companies and foreign investors. the world including work with the International Potato Centre and others on genome sequencing of potato and its wild relatives. Tai is the current president of the Potato Association of America.14CANADIANSPUDCONGRESS.CA March 22 & 23, 2022#spudcon"