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 email@example.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
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