Potato Grower

August Potato/IGSA 2010

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Calendar UPCOMING EVENTS AUG. 15–19 POTATO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 94TH ANNUAL MEETING CH2M HILL Alumni Center & LaSells Stewart Center Corvallis, Ore. Corvallis is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s beautiful and historic agriculture country, which is just one hour away from the Pacific Ocean. Events include a golf scramble on Sunday, barbecue and auction on Tuesday and agricultural, Oregon coast and wine tours on Wednesday. Contact: http://oregonstate.edu/confer- ences/event/paa2010 AUG. 2–4 NORTHWEST REGIONAL CERTIFIED CROP ADVISER (CCA) CONFERENCE Davenport Hotel Spokane, Wash. Contact: (509) 465-5055 (FWAA main office), or www.fwaa.org AUG. 23 POTATO GROWER MAGAZINE GOLF TOURNAMENT Idaho Falls, Idaho If you are in the potato industry and have never played in this incredibly fun tournament, this special anniversary year should be on your schedule. Your $60 green fee gets you a shared cart, gifts for participating, lunch, the chance to win Pro Shop certificates on every hole and a chance to putt for $1,000 in cash. Call today as the tournament is limited to the first 144 players to sign up. Contact (208) 542-2213 to register or sponsor. 6 Potato Grower | AUGUST 2010 G AUG. 10–12 EMPIRE FARM DAYS Seneca Falls, N.Y. At Rodman Lott and Son Farms, the Empire Farm Days will show off a new ag era—new crops, markets and methods. EFD has bundled these changes into three days of hands-on field demos, Ride N’ Drive events and seminars, not count- ing over 600 exhibitors offering great bargains—all in one place at one time. Admission is free; parking is $5. Contact: www.empirefarmdays.com AUG. 10–12 UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD SUMMER MEETING Red Lion Inn Pocatello, Idaho Contact: www.uspotatoes.com AUG. 19 NORTHERN PLAINS POTATO GROWERS ASSOCIATION FIELD DAYS Larimore, Inkster and Hoople, N.D. Contact: www.nppga.org AUG. 27–28 BARNESVILLE POTATO DAYS FESTIVAL Barnesville, Minn. Well-known for its production, Barnesville draws on its potato heritage for two days of fun. The main-stay of the festival is the potato peeling and picking contests, but fun continues with events such as the mashed potato wrestling competition, strong man contest, sculpting contest, street fair, quilt contest and more. Contact: (800) 525-4901 or www.potatodays.com SEPT. 1–3 82ND ANNUAL IGSA CONVENTION Sun Valley, Idaho Contact: Travis Blacker, tblacker@idahoshippers.org IGSA OCT. 15–18 PMA FRESH SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND EXPOSITION Orlando, Fla. More than 18,500 participants through- out the global fresh produce and floral supply chains come together as a commu- nity to learn, network, build relationships and do business. Contact: www.pma.com DEC. 5–7 IRRIGATION SHOW 2010 Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: Denise (703) 536-7080 www.irrigationshow.org JAN. 18-20, 2011 IDAHO POTATO CONFERENCE AND AG EXPO Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho Contact: 529-8376 or Spectra Produc- tions at (800) 635-2274 T T O T N U R M N A A E R P E O O T O R W

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