NEW! INNOVATION HUB

The 2018 Crop Is Going To Be The Best Ever!

The Crop of Potato Expo Innovation Hub Education Sessions That Is...

You Voted and we listened - we received 4,461 votes and have the most relevant, important and exciting discussions on the Potato Industry ever. This year's Potato Expo will be jammed packed with the tools you need to run your businesses. It's a great reason to bring more of your team to this year's Potato Expo to be sure you can experience all the offerings on the Expo Floor and in the Innovation Hub.


WEDNESDAY, January 10

1:30pm-1:45pm

Irrigation Technology and the Future of Farming
John Campbell, Manager Technology Advancement and Adoption, Valley Irrigation

1:45pm-2:00pm

Optimized Irrigation Management Made Simple
Brian Magnusson, Vice President, Lindsay Corporation

2:00pm-2:30pm

Chloropicrin Soil Fumigation in Potato Production Systems
Chad Hutchinson, Director of Research, TriEst Ag Group, Inc.

2:30pm-2:45pm

From Season Start to Finish, Precision Ag Technology Your Entire Operation Can Give You the Competitive Edge
Clint Graumann, Chief Commercial Officer, Agrian Inc.

2:45pm-3:00pm

It's Not Hard, It's Just Data
Keith Tinsey, Data Solutions Lead, CropTrak
Jonathon Sherrill, VP Business Development, CropTrak

3:00pm-4:00pm

Spud NationTM Throwdown Cook-off #1

4:00pm-5:00pm

Spud NationTM Throwdown Cook-off #2


THURSDAY, January 11

8:30am-8:45am

Innovation Hub Poster Presentation

8:45am-9:15am

Impact of Eating Potatoes at Breakfast on Cognition, Blood Glucose Response and Satiety in Children
Mitch Kanter, PhD, Chief Science Officer, FoodMinds
Nick Bellissimo, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University

9:15am-10:15am

Spud Nation Final Throwdown

10:15am-11:15am

Culture That Rocks: How To Amp Up Or Revolutionize A Company's Culture
Jim Knight, Business Culture Catalyst, Former Hard Rock International Executive & Author of “Culture That Rocks!”

11:15am-11:45am

Potatoes as a Nutrition Powerhouse: The Role of Potatoes in Improving Training & Exercise Performance
Mitch Kanter, PhD, Chief Science Officer, FoodMinds
Lawrence Spriet, PhD, Professor and Chair, Human Health & Nutrition Science, University of Guelph, Animal Science/Nutrition Bldg.
Janet Rankin, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Virginia Tech University

2:00pm-2:15pm

Integration of Biopesticides into Potato Pest and Disease Management
Michael B. Dimock, Vice President, Field Development, Certis USA LLC
Scott Ockey, Western USA Field Development Manager, Certis USA LLC

2:15pm-2:30pm

Using Beauvaria Bassiana for Control of the Colorado Potato Beetle
Manuel Campos, PhD, Technical Agronomist, BioSafe Systems

2:30pm-2:45pm

Innovation Hub Poster Presentation

2:45pm-3:15pm

Unlocking the Door to Improved Yield and Quality Characteristics through the Use of Potassium-based Technology and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Principles
Tommy Roach, Director, Specialty Products and Product Development, Nachurs Alpine Solutions

3:15pm-3:30pm

Innovation Hub Poster Presentation

3:30pm-4:00pm

Improved Calcium Nutrition Solutions for Potatoes
Anke Kwast, Head, Crop Nutrition R & D, Yara International

4:00pm-4:30pm

Overcoming the Challenges of Controlling Storage Decay
Thomas Young, PhD, Plant Pathologist, Food Defend


FRIDAY, January 12

8:30am-9:00am

Aerial Imagery to Optimize Grower Profitability
Bob Westbrook, National Director, Sales and Business Development, TerrAVion

9:00am-9:30am

Ag Technology: Cultivated approach or managing a jungle?
Brian Stark, Marketing Communications, Trimble

9:30am-10:00am

Improvements in Potato Seed Certification: Identifying necessary changes to meet the emerging challenges of the 21st century
Stewart Gray, PhD, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Neil Gudmestad, PdD, Professor of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University
Amy Charkowski, PhD, Professor of Plant Pathology, Colorado State University
Christopher McIntosh, PhD, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Idaho


Learn what the Hub is all about in this video