EarthFresh Farms Inc.
Conducting business since 1963, EarthFresh is a Canadian produce company specializing in supplying the Food Service and Retail industries with fresh potatoes, carrots and onions and Organic produce. EarthFresh has complete involvement in all aspects of the potato industry – from seed breeding, seed production, tablestock production, packing and distribution.
IPM Potato Group Limited
Headquartered in Ireland, IPM is an international leader in seed potato variety innovation, production and marketing. Boasting one of the largest and most advanced potato breeding programmes in Europe, IPM proudly presents 27 commercial proprietary varieties in its portfolio which are exported to over 40 countries worldwide. IPM is committed to delivering the best varieties for all potato customers: growers, processors, packers, retailers and consumers, through the supply of high quality seed at the start of the production chain. Customers are catered for from production bases in Ireland, Scotland, Holland, France and South America and through licensing agreements in North America, Australia and New Zealand. IPM is the leading seed potato company in Ireland and the largest exporter of protected varieties from the UK.
McCain Foods Limited
McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing over 20,000 people and operating over 60 production facilities on six continents.
A privately-owned company headquartered in Canada, McCain has annual sales of more than C$6 billion and is the world’s largest producer of French fries and potato specialties. The company’s products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 130 countries around the world.
Potato World Magazine
Potato World: the #1 source of potato information
Potato World magazine is the number one source of potato information for industry professionals worldwide. All our specialized journalists are proud to report about the latest international developments of this main food crop from the potato heart of Western Europe. We focus on important subjects such as breeding, seed production, varieties, inspection, fertilisers, crop diseases, crop protection, quality issues, high-tech machinery and storage, marketing, market analyses, statistics, science and research, education, and much more potato news. Of course we portray lots of innovative passionate growers on their own modern farms.
Active in whole potato chain
Founded in 1947, Potato World has served the whole potato industry for many decades. We publish a printed magazine four times a year and a digital monthly newsletter. Both are also available on our modern website. We analyse news behind the news in the whole potato chain, so potato specialists can feed their own opinion.
The combination of print and internet makes it possible for a big group of potato related companies to communicate with potato professionals. We offer a range of opportunities for advertisements.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board represents the more than 180 potato growers in the province, working together to ensure long term profitability and sustainability through marketing, advocacy, negotiations and activities to support quality seed, tablestock and processing potato production. We are Canada’s largest potato producing province, with approximately 25 percent of total Canadian production and approximately 30 percent of total seed potato production. About one half of all seed potato growers in Canada farm in PEI. Our seed and tablestock potatoes are sold in more than 30 countries around the world. Close to sixty percent of our crop is now produced specifically for processing into french fries, potato chips, dehydrated potato granules and other value-added products. The potato industry is worth more than one billion dollars to the Prince Edward Island economy in direct and indirect value.
Spud Smart is the primary publication of the Canadian potato industry. Designed to be the voice of potato growers, processors and industry suppliers, Spud Smart focuses on the issues that matter to the industry. With regular contributions from provincial and national industry associations and timely editorial content, Spud Smart is a forum for the Canadian potato industry to communicate and explore new opportunities. Published quarterly, Spud Smart has a growing circulation of over 3,000 industry stakeholders. Spud Smart is published by Issues Ink. Our goal is to facilitate changes that create more options for farmers. To learn more about Spud Smart, visit us online at www.spudsmart.com
Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association
As the official voice of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, The Badger Common’Tater is widely recognized as one of the best potato-vegetable publications available. Potato growers, distributors and industry partners across the globe subscribe to this excellent monthly publication.
Why? Because you get:
- In-depth interviews with growers and industry leaders
- Articles by top university research scientists
- Information on recent trends in planting, harvesting, storage, packaging, and more
- Details on state and national potato promotional and marketing efforts
- The latest news on innovative products and new technologies
- People in the news
- Seasonal statistical reports and crop updates
- Fresh and delicious potato recipes
- Up-to-date calendar of events
The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association is a non-profit trade association of growers. Thus, the revenue from advertising dollars spent in The Badger Common’Tater is put back into programs (research, education, marketing and governmental relations) for potato and vegetable producers. So when you advertise your products and services in the Common’Tater, not only do you reach a targeted audience of growers, you are investing in the success of your customers!
Agrico: your powerful partner from seedling to the supermarket shelf
A powerful, cooperative organisation that sells potatoes all over the world, breeds new varieties and develops innovative solutions. That sums up Agrico. From seedling to the supermarket shelf.
Each country and each population has its own preferences regarding shape taste and cooking quality. On top of that, each country or region has its own, unique cultivation conditions. Type of soil, climate, fertilisation and storage conditions are all key factors determining the end result.
We export seed potatoes to buyers all over the world. They can chose from a range comprising more than 80 varieties. At Agrico you will always find a potato that meets your specific requirements.
Agrico produces quality table potatoes for the traditional market, as well as supermarket programs. For supermarkets Agrico organize year round programs with several varieties from soils in Holland, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Egypt, Spain and Portugal, to guarantee customers excellent quality throughout the year.
Organic potato varieties are grown under the brand name Bioselect. Furthermore, Agrico supplies various specially selected potato varieties for the production of potato products such as crisps and French fries.
Packing and breeding/research company
Agrico has also a packing company for table potatoes in Purmerend, Leo de Kock BV, and a breeding/research company, Agrico Research in Bant. Agrico also operates through subsidiaries and participations in France, Italia, Great-Britain, Poland, Slovenia, Scotland, Romania, Finland, Sweden and Canada as well as agencies in practically all seed importing countries.
EUROPLANT is one of the leading companies in potato breeding. Based in Europe, we provide the global market with high quality seed potatoes. Our sister companies BNA and BIOPLANT are focused on the research and development of our new potato varieties.
Our range consists of more than 80 registered potato varieties for all marketing purposes and of all maturity groups.
In cooperation with BNA and BIOPLANT, we propagate our prebasic seed potatoes exclusively on our own farms. Highly specialized farmers multiply the next generations in the best potato growing areas of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Through our European subsidiaries we also produce seed potatoes in favoured regions of the neighbouring European countries. Thereby we are represented in the most important potato cultivating countries. Our customers can always rely on our worldwide network of partners and representations.
On account of market requirements and ultimate consumer needs, our different potato varieties are under permanent control and consideration. All efforts in research and development are continuously aimed at finding optimal potato varieties on offer. Our market-oriented research, which seeks close co-operations with our costumers, is further anxious to develop innovative potato varieties for new areas of applications.
Healthy and efficient seed potatoes are the basis of quality potato production. For years EUROPLANT therefore has used in-vitro-plants of meristem cultures of highly controlled laboratories as basis of our seed potato production.
Our team at EUROPLANT is always available to help our customers with advice to guarantee successful potato production and marketing. EUROPLANT’s objective is to be the competent and reliable partner in all matters concerning the potato – at all times. With more than one hundred years of experience our group is continuously and extensively investing in modern research and product development to meet the needs of our customers.
Through close collaborations with numerous universities and research institutes we can guarantee that the latest results of basic research and scientific knowledge are immediately applied in the practical breeding process.
Our activities result in successful potato breeding that meets the needs and wishes of our customers.
EUROPLANT, your competent and innovative partner today and tomorrow.
Potato Growers of Alberta
The Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) is the member driven organization of the Potato Industry in Alberta. Founded on April 16th, 1966, today’s organization is home to 140 licensed producers, 52 packer dealers, 12 licensed greenhouse operators and 7 licensed processors.
The province grows about 53,000 acres of potatoes annually with about 75% of that production in French fries and chips, 19% is seed acres and the remaining 6 % is fresh. Over 50% of our seed is exported annually to the US and other Canadian provinces. All of the processing production is in Southern Alberta under irrigation. The seed production spreads across the central (Red Deer) and northern AB (Edmonton) area with half of the production under irrigation as well.
The processing industry in Alberta is home to Lamb Weston, McCain’s, Cavendish Farms, PepsiCo-Frito Lay and Old Dutch. All five of the plants are in Southern Alberta. The PGA operates its head office out of Taber, Alberta with a satellite office for our seed division out of Edmonton Alberta.
Ag World Support Systems
Precision. Quality. Trust.
For over 20 years Ag World Support Systems has been dedicated to providing accurate and reliable potato and vegetable inspection services to growers and processors worldwide – with current operations in the United States, Canada, and China. The inspection information Ag World generates provides the basis for grower payment and delivers accurate, on-time, and unbiased verification of product quality and condition, which growers and processors utilize to optimize their operations.
Our commitment to quality, precision, and innovation has made Ag World the trusted global leader in agricultural inspection services. Superior customer service, continual training and quality people make Ag World a company committed to better serving the independent third-party inspection needs of agriculture.
About AVR bvba
AVR manufactures a full range of machinery for the cultivation of potatoes as well as other bulbous and tuberous plants. From seed bed preparation, planting and ridging to haulm topping, harvesting and storing. AVR bvba is a Belgian company with its head office in Roeselare. The in-store equipment is manufactured in Veendam in the Netherlands.
AVR’s mission is to help its customers store a higher percentage of sellable crops with less input. Reliability, steadfastness and commitment are key values in achieving that goal.
On the one hand, the ‘Keen & Green’ label stands for market oriented and clever solutions (Keen) that boost efficiency; on the other hand, the label is synonymous with sustainability, both in use and consumption. A large service department is just one of the ways in which AVR strives to provide customers and dealers with maximum support.
AVR has some 130 employees internationally. Its worldwide dealer network consists of 105 dealers. In 2016, AVR realised a turnover of € 52 million, thanks to its customers in over 50 countries.
Cavendish Farms is a quality producer of frozen potato products for retail, restaurant and quick service markets throughout Canada, USA, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
We have production facilities in Canada, at New Annan, P.E.I., Lethbridge, AB, and in the U.S., at Jamestown, North Dakota. Being placed near North America’s prime potato growing regions allows Cavendish Farms to use only the best varieties of potatoes for frozen French fry processing. Our climate-controlled storage facilities ensure a year-round quality supply of potatoes, and allow us to handle them in a safe and healthy manner.
We have been providing value-added products and services to our customers since 1980. By focusing on providing only superior potato products, we have grown to become the 4th largest frozen potato processor in North America, and are looking forward to continuing to grow and provide new and innovative customer solutions.
Cygnet PEP Ltd
Cygnet PEP Ltd is a privately owned company specialising in exporting Scottish seed potatoes to customers worldwide.
With exclusive rights to all Cygnet PB Ltd bred varieties, as well as a broad portfolio of internationally accepted free varieties, Cygnet PEP Ltd can offer customers a variety mix suitable for table, French fry and chipping/crisping production.
Cygnet PEP’s development program tests new varieties in wide ranging conditions from the desert heat of north Africa and the middle east, to the warm humid conditions of south east Asia and the relatively varied conditions across Europe.
Cygnet PEP’s seed producers and facilities are based within the Safe Haven of Scotland from where high grade seed is grown, graded, quality controlled and exported.
Since 1946, Dewulf represents top of the range harvesting technology, specialized in the field of potatoes and carrots. Dewulf rightfully calls itself the harvester specialist, because worldwide, more and more farmers and contractors are choosing Dewulf technology for their harvesting needs. Thanks to the acquisition of Miedema, technology for storage, sorting, transport and planning of potatoes, the group became one of the global leaders in this segment of agricultural machinery manufacturing market.
Master of the field, anytime, anywhere
Dewulf succeeded in building exactly those machines that are required by its customers: productive and easy to maintain machinery, that is able to go where no other machine can go. Dewulf harvesters need very little routine maintenance and are sure to deliver quality end products, thanks to specialized and balanced systems for intake, cleaning and transport.
Miedema, the one to go to for development and production of modern technology for storage, sorting, transport and planting of potatoes. The company markets strong brands, like Miedema, Structural and Smart Solutions. Miedema achieves extremely lean production of over 1500 different machines, a path it started down in 1940.
Over the past decades, the Dewulf family business has evolved into an international player which exports to more than 37 countries. Dewulf ~ Miedema now employs over 274 employees including 20% in R&D.
The Grimme Company started off in a small way about 150 years ago in Lower Saxony, Germany. Over several decades the company established itself as a specialist in potato technology for field and storage. From bed cultivation and planting technology to harvest and storage technology, Grimme offers effective and complete solutions. In the meantime the company has also developed into a specialist for sugar beet harvest technology.
In 120 countries customers can rely on the well-known red machines. No matter whether far away in Argentina or Australia or in our domestic market in Germany: all around world users can appreciate Grimme technology. Grimme works close together with their independent sales and service partners as well as Grimme owned service and sales subsidiaries.
More than 2,000 qualified and highly motivated staff, in the Grimme group, live by the common slogan “Innovation for Tradition”. Around Damme, Germany, Grimme is one of the largest employers with over 1,300 permanent full-time staff. Also over 120 young people are trained in different technical and commercial professions. Furthermore, several students complete their skills every year by gaining practical experience in various technical and business fields away from Grimme.
HZPC Holland B.V.
More than a century of experience in seed potatoes
HZPC’s core business is breeding, growing and marketing of seed potatoes. HZPC has business locations in Holland, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Canada and Argentina. HZPC is one of the largest private seed potato companies in the world.
Research and Development
To meet the customer needs in the different market sectors, HZPC operates a modern breeding station. In co-operation with 55 professional breeders, suitable varieties are developed for the specific market segments Traditional, Retail Fresh, French Fries, Crisps and Peeled.
80% of HZPC’s seed production in Holland is exported to over 70 countries. The seed production in other countries are mainly allocated for the local market. Together with their representing agents, importers and distributors, the HZPC companies form a strong worldwide network in the seed potato industry.
HZPC offers a wide range of varieties for every market segment, soil type and climate. With the more than 70 specific varieties, HZPC can meet the demands of both the fresh markets as well as the processing industry. Various varieties are multifunctional and can be used for different purposes, depending on the growing conditions.
The biggest indoor potato event in the world!
INTERPOM | PRIMEURS is the most specialised indoor trade fair for the potato and vegetable sector in Europe where the whole chain is represented: from growing, to processing and marketing. The next edition will be held in Kortrijk Xpo (Belgium) on Sunday 25 through to Tuesday 27 November 2018.
INTERPOM PRIMEURS offers a complete and above all sharply focused range of products and services for all professionals in the potato and vegetable sector: growers, contractors, processors, packers, buyers and traders of fresh and processed potatoes and vegetables from all corners of Europe – and increasingly, from other continents as well. INTERPOM | PRIMEURS continues to grow and become more international each time round with 310 exhibitors from 15 countries and 20.000 visitors from 49 countries at the past edition.
INTERPOM PRIMEURS is an initiative of Belgapom, the official trade association of the Belgian potato sector (trade and processing). The practical organization is in the capable hands of Kortrijk Xpo
PEI Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
The agriculture industry is the single largest contributor to the economy of Prince Edward Island. The mandate of the Department of Agriculture is to promote the growth of sustainable and prosperous farming enterprise, and thereby increase the economic impact of the industry. The department provides a range of programs and services to broaden and diversify the industry, support innovation and encourage value-added opportunities.
Providing quality advice and assistance to producers is a top priority for the department.
The major goals of the department include the provision of effective risk management for producers; promoting environment stewardship practices; supporting food safety and quality; and carrying out measures to encourage industry self-reliance. It also offers laboratory and diagnostic services.
The department works closely with agricultural and commodity groups and seeks their input on agricultural policies and programs. It is also exploring new opportunities for areas of cooperation with other provinces in the region. The department also partners with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to deliver joint programs in the province.
New strategies are being developed to support and encourage the production and marketing of high quality products from sustainable production systems that will be increasingly recognized and rewarded in the marketplace.
United Potato Growers of America
United Potato Growers of America is a federated farmer cooperative that focuses on managing its members’ potato supply so as to positively affect their economic success. It is through United membership that potato growers are empowered to better understand and act upon demand for their product.
Volm Companies Inc.
Volm Companies Inc. has been providing the potato industry with the latest generation packaging equipment, materials and supplies for over 60 years.
We are a major national and international manufacturer and supplier of potato packaging. Multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities, along with our large trucking fleet, ensure you have the packaging you need when you’re ready to use it. We are committed to manufacturing at the highest level of quality to ensure top production speeds on automated equipment and package integrity at the point of purchase.
Volm also provides a program called Volm Inventory Management Solutions (VIMS). The program is designed to improve the flow of finished goods and, ultimately, to ensure a reliable source of materials.
We manufacture a complete portfolio of industry leading automated potato packaging equipment under the Volmpack brand name. Volmpack equipment is the market share leader across North America due to its quality, dependability and accuracy in weighing and bagging. We partner with world-class equipment suppliers to offer full-line equipment solutions for potato packers – from receiving wash lines to palletizing systems.
Our Volm Engineered Solutions Team (VEST) consists of expert designers and engineers who will customize the equipment solutions for new or existing facilities.
Wada Farms has been cultivating excellence for over 65 years as a leading grower and packer in the potato industry. Based in Idaho, this family-owned and operated business is dedicated toward the delivery of fresh and innovative products sustainably.
Established in 1943, Wada Farms operates in 6 diversified farming locations across three counties, totaling around 30,000 irrigated acres. The original farming operation has expanded to include a fresh potato, onion, and sweet potato marketing group, 140,000 sq. ft. fresh potato packing warehouse, and trucking company. Growing over a billion potatoes annually, Wada Farms is among the largest growers and packers in the industry.
Wada Farms Marketing Group is the exclusive marketer of Dole fresh potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes in North America. Wada packs a variety of labels in addition to Dole with the ability to supply fresh product from every major growing area in the country. Wada Farms also offers industry leading category management analysis and support through Category Partners.
W. P. Griffin Inc.
W.P. Griffin Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has a proud heritage of over 65 years in the Prince Edward Island, Canada. Recently they were awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Atlantic winner in the Business-to-Consumer Products and Services category.
The Farming Division showcases new table varieties, sustainable farming practices, food safety & quality. We annually produce 3400 acres of potatoes, grain, soybean, rye and hay. Cultivating many different potato varieties some of our favourites include Russets, Reds, White and Yellow Fleshed potatoes.
W.P. Griffin Inc. packages many different types of potatoes in a variety of packaging, including traditional paper, poly, mesh and poly-mesh bags and count packs & 50’s for the food service industry. Their specialty line packs products such as Restaurant-style Bakers, Small & Mini Gourmet potatoes, Spice-It-Up Combo packs, BBQ Ready & Microwave Ready potatoes.
W.P. Griffin Inc. is committed to producing high quality and safe products for our customers. An internal Quality Assurance Program has been implemented in addition to conducting annual audits, ensuring that our food safety is of the highest calibre. It is a federally registered facility and is C-TPAT certified.