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Jan. 10-12, 2018Potato Expo: Rosen Shingle Creek, 
Orlando, FL. Don’t miss your chance to make local and global connections at the annual Potato Expo! Discover cutting-edge technologies, innovations, and services at the huge trade show: Network and grow your business at this meeting. National Potato Council Annual Meeting and held in conjunction. For more information and to register for these meetings visit
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Jan. 12-13, 2018: NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING: Rosen Shingle Creek, 
Orlando, FL. For more information contact the National Potato Council, 202.682.9456, http://nationalpotatocouncil.org/events-and-programs/

Jan. 10-11, 2018: LONG ISLAND AG FORUM, Suffolk County Community College, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd., Riverhead, NY: The annual 2-day educational conference & trade show is open to all agricultural professionals. Multiple concurrent sessions of interest to potato growers and others involved in commercial agriculture are presented. For more information contact Sandy Menasha, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 631.727.7850 ext. 316, srm45@cornell.edu. 
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Jan. 16-18, 2018: 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.

Jan. 19, 2018: EMPIRE STATE POTATO GROWERS INC. ANNUAL MEETING LUNCHEON, 12 pm/ noon, Empire Farm Days Show Office, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. More info contact Melanie Wickham, mwickham@nypotatoes.org, 585.526.5356. If you are interested in coming RSVP to Melanie.

Jan. 19, 2018: NY SEED IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BUSINESS MEETING, 1:30 pm, Empire Farm Days Show Office, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. More info contact Phil Atkins, (607) 255-9869, pma3@cornell.edu.

Feb. 15, 2018: 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. CLICK HERE for more details.

Feb. 21, 2018: NEW YORK POTATO SCHOOL, Please join us for a 1-day NY Potato School on Feb. 21 at Del Lago Resort in Seneca Falls. Robert E. Thornton of Washington State University will be our keynote speaker as an expert on Potato Bruising. We also have John Jemison from the University of Maine, Yi Wang from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and of course our local experts, Brian Nault, Frank Hey, John Wallace, and Sandra Menasha all from Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension. CLICK HERE for more information on our speakers as well as a registration form. To register online please CLICK HERE.


Feb. 21-March 1, 2018: POTATO INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, San Luis Valley, CO & 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. 26-March 1, 2018: 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 13-16, 2018: POTATOES USA ANNUAL MEETING, Marriott City Center, Denver, CO. For more information contact. http://growers.potatoesusa.com/calendar.

Aug. 7, 8, 9, 2018: 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.