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 bv
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 bv is a Belgian family company with over 175 years of experience. Its head office is located 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 and the establishment of a training centre are just some of the ways in which AVR strives to provide customers and dealers with maximum support.
AVR has 180 employees internationally. Its worldwide dealer network consists of more than 100 dealers. In 2019, AVR realised a turnover of € 61 million, thanks to its customers in 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.
Dewulf is a leading global player and full-liner in agricultural machines for the cultivation of potatoes and root crops. With three locations – in Belgium, the Netherlands and Romania – the company leads the industry in the development and production of agricultural machinery for soil cultivation, planting, harvesting, storing, grading and transport of potatoes and vegetables.
The family business has a rich 70-year history and is now under management of the third generation. Experience that we are happy to share daily with our customers in order to help them grow. You can sense the four core values in everything we do: innovative, economical, reliable and enjoyable. Our customers know exactly why they choose us. And continue to do so year after year. The group achieves a turnover of 65 million euros with a close-knit team of 295 employees.
Dewulf represents innovation without complexity. The users are our central focus when we develop our machines. They expect easy operation and a machine that can be easily maintained with a minimum of knowledge. If you have ever taken a look at the inner workings of a Dewulf, you will know what easy maintenance really entails. Our machine components are selected with the greatest of care in regard to their durability and are subjected to strict quality requirements.
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 Holding 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 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 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 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 & Land
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.
Potatoes South Africa
Potatoes South Africa (PSA) is a Non-profit Company under the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), whose main objectives are:
- To serve as the mouthpiece of the South African potato producers;
- To establish and maintain a central representative body called the Potato Industry Forum, in respect of all potato affairs in which all the role players in the potato industry can participate and in doing so set industry strategies;
- To institute and endorse the maintenance of a national Potato Industry Development Trust which shall collect, distribute and govern industry levies in accordance to statutory strategies as set out in the government notices;
- To structure any business activity or service in such a manner that financial interests and results are transparent and are made available to all interested parties independent of PSA;
- To strive for the systematic development and environment friendly outlook of the potato industry, including, inter alia, the preservation of the soil and water resources, the maintenance and improvement of the fertility of the land and improvement of production and marketing methods.
In terms of its role in the potato industry, PSA operates as an industry association and its structure represents a network of participating role players and individuals who are involved in various forums and committees. The vision of PSA is to build a viable potato industry in South Africa.
Sunrise Potato Storage ltd.
Sunrise Potato is an intergenerational farm involving Peter & Carla VanderZaag, daughter Ruth and son-in-law Nick Ploeg. We are located in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. We grow, store and market potatoes for the chip snack food sector. Our potatoes are processed both in Canada as well as in the NE USA.
We grow numerous chipping varieties on 19 different farmland locations within 40km of our storage facility.
Our state-of-the-art storage facilities hold up to 400,000 cwt (18,000 tonnes) of potatoes in 19 separate bins. The potatoes are stored for up to 10 months and then prepared for delivery through an automated wash line system where they are washed and sorted.
Sunrise Potato Storage employs 5 full time workers and 6 part-time workers. We also have 4 seasonal workers from Mexico from March thru October.
Sunrise Potato is dedicated to sustainable production practices that ameliorate our soils, air and water quality.
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.
Kroeker Farms is located in Winkler Manitoba, Canada. Being one of the largest potatoes farms in Canada, Kroeker Farms focuses on producing high quality, fresh potatoes, supplying across North America, 12 months per year. Kroeker Farms’ fresh potato focus is on the highest quality red and yellow potatoes, organic and baby potatoes. Satellite farms are located in Saskatchewan and Minnesota in the US. Kroeker Farms’ new Vision Statement is “Healthy Food – Healthy World”, speaking the fact that fresh potatoes are a healthy and nutritious food, while healthy world speaks to Kroeker Farms’ dedication to preserving and enhancing the environment.
New Brunswick Potatoes
New Brunswick potato farmers have been growing and selling potatoes in the domestic and export market places for well over 100 years. Our trade with some countries can be traced over many decades and we still regularly deliver to these customers. Why should you buy New Brunswick potatoes? The answer is a simple one, whether you’re buying seed, table or processing potatoes you can count on first quality standards and regulations. And New Brunswick Potatoes taste better.
New Brunswick is widely recognized as an international leader in potato production. Our reputation for excellence is backed by generations of experience, a deep commitment to quality, and the most modern agricultural technologies available.
Blessed with the perfect climate and topography for growing potatoes, New Brunswick’s climate is so potato-friendly, it actually enhances the flavor. Over 100 varieties of seed, table and processing potatoes are grown in the province.
New Brunswick potato producers take a professional and personal pride in the quality of their products. Over the years, dedicated growers, professional marketers and a well-organized industry association have built the New Brunswick potato industry into a worldwide success.
More than 150 producers, packers and shippers are directly involved in the potato industry. They understand the importance of responding to market trends and providing consistent service. From start to finish, growers ensure that their worldwide customers continue to receive the high quality products they have come to expect from New Brunswick.