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Jan. 15-17, 2019: EMPIRE STATE PRODUCERS EXPO, SRC Arena, Syracuse, NY
Oncenter Convention Center, SRC Arena, Syracuse, NY. This show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing association of NYS in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for the fruit and vegetable growers. Sponsored by the NYS Vegetable Growers Association and others for details, on the entire conference contact the NYS Vegetable Growers Association at (585) 993-0775 nysvegetablegrowers@gmail.com. Check out the Expo online at CLICK HERE for more information & to register.

Feb. 19, 2019: EMPIRE STATE POTATO GROWERS INC. ANNUAL MEETING, 9:00 am, Del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414, Waterloo, NY 13165. More info contact Alexandra Grimm, agrimm@nypotatoes.org, 585.526.5356. If you are interested in coming RSVP to Alexandra.

Feb. 19, 2019: NY SEED IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BUSINESS MEETING, 10:00 am, Del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414, Waterloo, NY 13165. More info contact Phil Atkins, (607) 255-9869, pma3@cornell.edu.

Feb. 19-20, 2019: NEW YORK POTATO SCHOOL, Please join us for a 2-day NY Potato School on Feb. 19-20, at Del Lago Resort in Waterloo.  Contact Alexandra Grimm at agrimm@nypotatoes.org or 585-526-5356 for more information. You can also register online by clicking here.    The deadline for the hotel room block is January 28, 2019.

Feb. 21, 2019: GROWER-PROCESSOR MEETING, provides an excellent opportunity to visit with processors and brokers, and to reinforce the importance of New York State potatoes to the health of their businesses. The meeting will start at 12:00 PM.  Please contact Gary Mahany, gmahany@verizon.net or 607-725-1956 for more information.

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Feb. 20-28, 2019: POTATO INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, Portland, OR & Washington, DC. This 8-day program is designed to identify, develop and cultivate new leaders within the US potato industry. Coordinated by the National Potato Council & the Potatoes USA participants are selected through state organization nominations and a committee facilitated by NPC & PUSA. The Institute is made possible each year through a major sponsorship from Syngenta. For more information: http://nationalpotatocouncil.org/events-and-programs/potato-industry-leadership-institute/

Feb. 25-28, 2019: POTATO DC FLY-IN, Capital Hilton, Washington, DC. Each February, potato growers and industry leaders from across the country descend upon the nation’s capital as part of NPC’s Potato DC Fly-In. This annual meeting is designed to give participants a chance to better understand and advocate fro the industry’s most pressing federal policy priorities. For more information contact the NPC, 202.682.9456, http://nationalpotatocouncil.org/events-and-programs/potato-dc-fly-in/

March 12-14, 2019: POTATOES USA ANNUAL MEETING, Marriott City Center, Denver, CO. For more information contact. http://growers.potatoesusa.com/calendar.

Aug. 6, 7, 8, 2019: EMPIRE FARM DAYS, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY. This annual trade show, owned and operated by the Empire State Potato Growers Inc, is a don’t miss event for farmers across the Northeast. For more information visit www.empirefarmdays.com.