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WPC Announces Willie Jacobs as its Newest International Advisor

The World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce Mr. Willie Jacobs as its newest International Advisor from South Africa. President & CEO Romain Cools stated: “We are very pleased to welcome Willie Jacobs to the World Potato Congress Inc.’s International Advisor group. Mr. Jacobs will be a great asset…

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WPC Welcomes Easyfresh as its Newest Silver Sustaining Partner

The World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce Easyfresh as its newest Silver Sustaining Partner. President & CEO Romain Cools stated: “We extend a warm welcome to Easyfresh as a new member of our family of Sustaining Partners. Their engagement towards World Potato Congress Inc. is illustrating that our…

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WPC Welcomes Netafim as its Newest Platinum Sustaining Partner

The World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce Netafim as its newest Platinum Sustaining Partner. President & CEO Romain Cools stated: “Getting Netafim on board as a new member of our family of Sustaining Partners is illustrating the steps forward continuously taken by the global potato value chain towards…

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Webinar March 31, 2021 at 9:00 am EST with Albert Schirring

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar March 31, 2021 at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time – “Late Blight: 175 years of experience. What have we learned? An update.” presented by Albert Schirring, Bayer AG The World Potato Congress is very pleased to present its next webinar on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead…

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Franz Grimme celebrates his 75th birthday on 3 March.

Franz Grimme, honorary citizen of Damme (Germany) and owner of the GRIMME Group, turns 75 on 3 March this year. In 1970, at the age of 24, he joined GRIMME after successfully completing his studies in mechanical engineering and business administration in Cologne and Pforzheim. Together with his father of the same name, he managed…

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WPC Welcomes TriCal Group as its Newest Platinum Sustaining Partner

The World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce TriCal Group as its newest Platinum Sustaining Partner. President & CEO Romain Cools stated:”TriCal Group is a wonderful addition to our family of Sustaining Partners. Welcome TriCal Group!” “We are ecstatic to be a Platinum Sustaining Partner and part of the…

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Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa

Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes South Africa (PSA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Dr. André Jooste, who as part of his career planning, left the organization after 9 years. Initiatives established by Dr. Jooste are highly regarded and supported by industry. Under Dr. Jooste’s leadership, valuable research was done not only…

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Webinar February 18, 2021 at 9:00 am EST with Dr. Peter VanderZaag

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar February 18, 2021 at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time – “Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges” with Dr. Peter VanderZaag The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021 with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada…

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Webinar January 14, 2021 at 9:00 am EST with Todd Forbush

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar January 14, 2021 at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time – “The Impact of Climate Change on Removing Energy from a Potato Storage with an Ambient Air Ventilation System” with Todd Forbush The World Potato Congress is very pleased to present its next webinar on January 14, 2021 with Todd Forbush,…

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Webinar Dec 15, 2020 at 09:00 a.m. EST with Dr. Mark Taylor

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar December 15, 2020 at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time – “Developing the Pipeline from Genomics to New Products” with Dr. Mark Taylor The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on December 15, 2020 with Dr. Mark Taylor, Co-leader of Potato Genetics and Molecular Physiology, The…

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