Re-joining members give the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) a truly national reach
March 11, 2023
Ontario Potato Board, Potatoes New Brunswick join the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) as the representative of their potato grower members, giving the organisation a truly national reach.
As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership
January 15, 2023
As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership: Peter VanderZaag as President and CEO, Nora Olsen as Vice President and Brian Douglas as Director.
The World Potato Congress Inc. welcomes its new Executive Director Ellen Kouwenberg
October 16, 2022
The World Potato Congress President, John Griffin, would like to extend a congratulations and warm welcome to their new incoming Executive Director, Ellen Kouwenberg, who will be replacing outgoing General Manager, Brian Douglas.
World Potato Congress announces André Devaux and Jaap Delleman as New Directors
July 10, 2022
The World Potato Congress Inc. is very pleased to announce that effective July 01, 2022, André Devaux and Jaap Delleman have joined its Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed as a WPC Director, André Devaux was named as an International Advisor.
United Potato Growers of Canada Hires New General Manager
April 14, 2022
United Potato Growers of Canada has hired a new General Manager, Victoria Stamper, of Mascouche, Quebec, a community just north of Montreal. Victoria will join United in this senior role, effective Monday, April 25th.
United Potato Growers of Canada General Manager, Kevin MacIsaac, is Retiring After 10 Years of Service
September 23, 2021
Kevin MacIsaac, who has been General Manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada since October 1, 2011, announced he will be retiring this fall.
PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards
April 07, 2021
Three awards were presented to well deserving industry members at the Prince Edward Island Potato Board’s monthly meeting in March 2021. In addition, the award winners will be recognized at the PEI Board Annual Banquet in 2022.
McCain Foods increases its stake in Vertical Farming startup GoodLeaf
March 01, 2021
McCain Foods Limited has made a substantial investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada's largest commercial vertical farming operation, to help drive the company's growth and expansion plans.
Cavendish Farms to potato growers: Sell to someone else, if you can
April 06, 2020
COVID-19-related restaurant closures lead to ‘curtailment’ of french fry production. Cavendish Farms has advised the P.E.I. potato producers under contract to supply the company with spuds to 'sell to other markets if they can'.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board elects new Chairman
December 30, 2016
Rodney Dingwell of Morell was elected as the new Chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.