b'Canadian Spud Congress SesssionsDale Lathim is the executive director of the Potato Growers of Washington, SESSIONS ARE SPONSOREDInc. (PGW), which is the bargaining BY CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE association that represents the growers of contracted potatoes, supplying the processing plants in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon. Lathim has held this position for the past 27 years.In addition to his role with PGW, Lathims also the president of the Potato Marketing Association of North America. This association represents all of the bargaining associations whose members grow contract potatoes that supply the processing plants in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alberta, Manitoba, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario, POTATO MARKETS OVERVIEW Quebec, New Brunswick, Maine and Prince Edward Island.As you head into the upcoming growing season, you may be questioning what the market situation will look like.Kevin MacIsaac joined the United Potato Following a year of record national production, droughtGrowers of Canada (UPGC) in 2011 as on the Prairies and export issues for Prince Edward Island,the general manager. He is a graduate processors and packers are working to adapt. This sessionof the Nova Scotia Agricultural College will provide an overview of the supply and demand situationand the University of Guelph. Prior to for fresh and processing markets in North America, Europejoining UPGC, he operated a family and around the globe.farm (Lily Pond Farms) with his brother Moderator: Ashley Robinson, editor of Spud Smart Blair for 27 years. He has been involved with many agricultural organizations, including chair of Presenters the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, chair of the P.E.I. Cedric Porter is the editor of WorldSoil and Crop Improvement Association, and director of Potato Markets, a weekly briefing onthe P.E.I. Processing Committee. Before farming he was an potato and potato product trade,extension agronomist with the New Brunswick Department prices and production, read by potatoof Agriculture. In his current role with UPGC, MacIsaac professionals across the globe. Basedcommunicates with potato producers across the various in the United Kingdom, he has writtenCanadian provinces, and also meets regularly with his and consulted on global agriculturalcounterparts at the United Potato Growers of America. In supply and business for 25 years. Porterhis spare time, hes a marathon runner and enjoys spending is vice-chairman of Linking Environment and Farmingtime with his five grandchildren.(LEAF) which promotes sustainable farming using the LEAF Marque, farmer-focused research, and engagement with the public. He is also a non-executive of a U.K. farming business which grows 1,000 acres of potatoes.4CANADIANSPUDCONGRESS.CA March 22 & 23, 2022#spudcon'