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United Potato Growers of Canada, Bayer CropScience partner to provide seminars


January 9, 2009
By Bayer CropScience & United Potato Growers of Canada

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UPGC, Bayer CropScience partner
to provide seminars

Bayer CropScience and the United Potato
Growers of Canada recently announced a new partnership that will
provide educational seminars for potato growers across Canada.

January 9, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Bayer CropScience and the United Potato Growers of Canada recently announced a new partnership that will provide educational seminars for potato growers across Canada.

At the United Potato Partners seminars, Bayer CropScience will provide the latest information to potato growers to assist them with production issues. The seminars will be held in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

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Confirmed dates include:

  • January 13, 2009 – Delta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI
  • January 14, 2009 – Credit Union Place, Summerside, PEI
  • January 20, 2009 – Kinsmen Community Hall, Florenceville, NB (English)
  • January 21, 2009 – Pres de Lac Quality Inn, Grand Falls, NB (French)
  • February 25, 2009 – Lethbridge Lodge Hotel & CC, Lethbridge, AB
  • March 10, 2009 – Canad Inns, Portage la Prairie, MB
  • March 12, 2009 – Delta Guelph Hotel, Guelph, ON

Dates in British Columbia and Quebec are still to be finalized.

“Partnering with Bayer CropScience creates a perfect complement to the United Potato Growers of Canada mission and goals, which are to improve communication and provide highly accurate information and data to our producer members,” said Ray Keenan, UPGC chairman. “Through the United Potato Partners seminars, potato producers will have the opportunity to learn how they can sustain and stabilize their operations.”

The UPGC was formed in February 2006 by the provincial potato boards in Canada and represents 98 per cent of the Canadian potato industry.
 
“We are committed to delivering innovative solutions and pioneering new products for producers as part of our role in sustainable agriculture,” said Brad Ewankiw, portfolio manager of horticulture for Bayer CropScience.