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.
Black Gold Farms
Founded in 1928, Black Gold Farms is a fourth-generation family farm based in Grand Forks, ND, USA.
Black Gold is a long-time grower, shipper and marketer of all types of Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and other commodities. With an extensive network of production locations throughout the United States, Black Gold Farms is committed to doing business in a sustainable and reliable manner that provides for ongoing quality, innovation, service, and transparency with all their supply chain partners. Black Gold Farms is proud to be a Sustaining Partner of the World Potato Congress.
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 75-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 80 million euros (2020) with a close-knit team of 360 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.
Easyfresh are the only global reefer logistics suppliers. Our company offers transport solutions from A to B anywhere in the globe, by adding inland logistics/distribution/clearances etc to the sea freight, always with a specialized focus, or , as we say “with a fresh mind”. We operate 7 cold stores in The Netherlands, adding services to the reefer sea freight. This modus operandi, allows us to work with first class food retailers, fresh produce shippers and receivers, and with reputed temperature controlled cargo related players.
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.
Founded in 1898 and rooted in The Netherlands, HZPC has grown to become global market leader in innovative breeding, seed potato trading and concept development. HZPC aims for durable growth. HZPC offers innovative potato varieties that are optimized for local growing conditions. It shares knowledge and serves solutions that dynamically anticipate the climatological, cultural and commercial challenges faced by the entire food sector. With 400 employees across 16 countries, and exports to over 90 countries, HZPC contributes to the availability of responsible food for the well-being of millions of people worldwide.
For more information about HZPC, visit their website.
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
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.
The Little Potato Company
The Little Potato Company is North America’s leader in the breeding, growing, and marketing of proprietary fresh Little potatoes. Focused exclusively on Creamers (including fingerlings), we work with specialty breeders and growers to provide a quality and consistent supply of product year-round. Creamer potatoes are a nutrient-rich vegetable bursting with vitamins, minerals, and are naturally fat-, cholesterol-, and gluten-free. Our entire product line including both bagged and value-added kits can be found in retailers across North America. We are always thinking about tomorrow by conducting extensive research and development into new varieties to improve the consumer experience, expand our portfolio, and invest in engaging marketing tools to drive sales.
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.
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.
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.D. Potato Limited
W.D. Potato Limited is a Canadian multi-generational family business with headquarters in Beeton, Ontario and our Eastern office in Kentville, Nova Scotia. W.D. Potato Limited is Canada's largest supplier of chip stock potatoes and a leader in raw potato procurement, supply management, agronomy, logistics, storage, quality control, sustainability, food safety, research and innovation.
W.D. Potato Limited employs a diverse staff of 85 employees, owns a dedicated fleet of over 60 trucks and 80 trailers and manages our state-of-the-art refrigerated storage and wash facility in Ontario that holds 620,000 cwt of potatoes. In Nova Scotia, we manage a 200,000 cwt storage and wash facility.
W. P. Griffin Inc.
W.P. Griffin Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has a proud heritage of over 70 years in 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 4,000 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, Potato Cuisine Mini (spice a spec included), 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 caliber. It is a federally registered facility and is C-TPAT certified.