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Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show

 

2017 Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show 

November 14 - 16, 2017

 

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The 51st Annual Potato Conference & Trade Show will be an opportunity to come together with other Growers and Industry for three days of learning and networking. The membership will hold their Annual General Meetings on both the 15th and 16th, and we encourage our Growers to join in on the discussions. 


This year's theme : EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING 


Ladies Partners Program - Watch for a full agenda coming soon!!

Program will feature Ladies' Self Defense course, Christmas Decorating Demonstration (what's new for this year), the Ladies Only Trade Show and more!! 

 

 
Once again this year, the Alberta Potato Industry Associates will feature over 50 booths at their Trade Show. If you are an exhibitor looking for more information, please contact the APIA at info@downtoearthlabs.com

 

 

 

 

    

 

  

 

Seed Day - November 14th 

 

10:00 am - Registration Opens

1:00 - 2:30 - Seed Grower Business Meeting for AB Licensed Seed Growers Only

2:30 - 3:00 - Refreshment Break

3:00 - 3:30 - Mark Forhan - Variety Registration Office, CFIA & Terry Petrow - CFIA Calgary,
                                        "Registering Potato Varieties" 

3:30 - 4:00 - TBA

2:00 - 7:00  -  Trade Show 

 

 

Opening Day - November 15th 

 

7:00 am Registration and Breakfast 

10:00 am - 2:45 and 4:30 - 9:00 pm  Trade Show 

8:30 - 10:30 am - PGA Business Meeting Part 1 for AB Licenced Growers Only 

10:45 - Welcome - PGA Chairman Ed Vandenberg

 

 

10:45  - 12:00 pm  Opening Speaker Kevin Stewart 

Business owner of AGVISION Media, Kevin helps businesses reach out by leveraging online

media strategies using "The Maverick Mentality"  

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch 

1:00 - 1:45  Speaker Lynn Woodell - University of Idaho "Simple Gizmos, Gadgets and                                                              Thingamajigs for Speedy Decision Making"

1:45 - 2:30  Speaker Andrea Kalischuk, Director of Water Quality Section AAF
                               "Does Alberta's Water Quality Impact Crop Production?"

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Refreshment Break 

3:00 - 4:30  -  Ladies Only Trade Show 

3:00 - 4:00     Alberta Research Interim Report

7:00 - 9:00     Welcome Reception - Featuring the PGA 50th Anniversary
                                                            History/Cook Book Launch

9:00 - Midnight APIA Hospitality Reception

 

Closing Day - November 16th 

7:00 Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 PGA Business Meeting Part 2 for AB Licenced Growers Only

9:30 - 3:00  Trade Show

10:00 - 10:30 - Refreshment Break

10:30 - 11:15 - David Jones - CPC/CHC Potato Crop Protection Update

11:15 - 12:00   Dr. Andy Robinson 

Dr. Robinson is an Extension Potato Agronomist at North Dakota University and the University of Minnesota. His research has focused on science based solutions to address real-world problems in potato production, enabling producers to increase economic and environmental sustainability through improved crop management. His topic "Chemical Drift in Potato Crops" 

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch

   

1:00 - 1:45 - Marty Seymour 

Director, Industry and Stakeholder Relations with Farm Credit Canada. He will speak about exploring partnership opportunities that add value to Canadian Agriculture. 

1:45 - 2:30 - Ron Howard: RJH Ag Research Solutions Ltd. - "New Potato Diseases on the                         Horizon: Dickeya Blackleg and Soft Rot" 

2:30 - 3:00 - Refreshment Break
 

 

3:00 - 3:45 pm Closing Speaker Eva Olsson
 Holocaust Survivor and Motivational Speaker 
 "A Legacy of Caring, Compassion and Character" 

4:00 Closing Remarks

5:30 Cocktails - Cash Bar

6:30 PGA Annual Banquet co-sponsored by the APIA

8:00 Entertainment - Get ready to laugh with Canadian Comedian Derek Edwards

Identifying himself as an ordinary working guy, Derek's comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary!  His award winning rural humor has made him the hottest comedy commodity in Canada!

9:00 - Midnight - APIA Hospitality Suites 

  

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