b'Your Invitation to theCanadian Spud CongressAS SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED We have learned from last year and are making a from the front cover of this issue and our socialfew changes to Spud Smart over the next few months media accounts, were bringing back the Canadianto accommodate the Canadian Spud Congress. In Spud Congress for a second year! We had such a greatearly March youll be mailed a special edition of time connecting with everyone last year online andSpud Smart focused on the Congressuse this as enjoyed being able to share top-notch presentationsyour show guide. Itll include the tentative schedule, and information. It was a highlight of our information on sessions and presenters, tips and lockdown winters. tricks on how to use the virtual platform and lots of ASHLEY ROBINSON,Of course, this year is different, as across Canadaother important information.Spud Smart editorsome provinces are facing stricter COVID-19Following the Congress our editorial team will be restrictions than others. While some potato industryworking hard to write stories about each session from events are moving on in-person, others have beenthe show. We will then be compiling all these stories, cancelled and some have switched to an altogetheralong with the spring issue stories youd expect, in virtual format. With the uncertainty across thea special Spud Smart digital edition of the spring industry, we felt we needed a way to bring everyoneissue. This will be going live online in mid-April and together again. arrive in your email inboxes. And youll want to keep On March 22 and 23, we invite you to join usa close eye on our website following the Congress as virtually for two FREE fun-filled days of learning andwell be releasing lots of amazing content.connecting. Sessions will air live between 9 a.m. andWith these changes to our 2022 production 4 p.m. CDT daily. These sessions will cover a rangeschedule, were thrilled to bring you even more of topics from markets to agronomic issues to wayscontent this year. Our goal at Spud Smart is always growers across the country are innovating on theirto provide you our loyal readers with access to top-farms. Were also bringing back the Spud Shed so wenotch information. The Canadian Spud Congress is can meet and talk face-to-face, and the tradeshowpart of this ongoing goal, and we cant wait to share it floor will be filled with companies who are ready towith you again this year! share information about their services with you. Grab a Seatat the Spud ShedPop in to join in on casual discussions, innovative ideas and other water cooler conversations that allow you to visit with your peers, friends and others in the potato industry. 14SPUDSMART.COM Winter 2022'