This week (January 4th – 8th), Bill, John and Weston are traveling to Orlando, Florida for the 2010 Potato Expo. What exactly is the Potato Expo? In a nutshell, it’s an opportunity for potato farmers and processors (like Gold Dust) to get together with other potato industry folks to learn more about issues facing the potato industry as well as innovations in potato crops and production. However, the focus isn’t purely on education. Attendees also get an opportunity to network with one another. Though the Potato Expo itself is only from the 4th through the 6th, there are other side meetings and conferences they are attending that will keep them in Florida until the 8th.
Sessions range from the general (The Future of the Potato) to tracks of discussions geared towards specific facets of the potato industry, such as chipping potatoes. Conferences such as these are a wealth of information about all things potato and give businesses such as Gold Dust ideas on where the potato industry is headed, the challenges faced by potato growers and information about new varieties and technology being developed. This information is brought back to our farm and sheds, discussed and implemented to the benefit of our customers.
If you’re in Orlando at the Potato Expo 2010, or at the meetings afterwards, be sure to say hello to Weston, Bill and John. And if you’re looking for a partner in growing your business, they’re always open to talking about chipping potatoes and how we can help. Didn’t meet them or weren’t at the Potato Expo but still want to learn more about how Gold Dust can provide your business with high quality chipping potatoes? Drop our chipping potato sales team an email.
Also, we’d like to give the National Potato Council a big “thank you” for putting together the Potato Expo. We look forward to Potato Expo 2011!