Northwest potato growers are described as some of the most progressive around and that will be on display during this year’s Virtual Washington-Oregon Potato Conference. In its second year, the Ag Innovation Session will allow growers to see and experience the latest technology and how it will benefit them from planting to harvest to storage to all points in between.
“Well, some of the things we’re going to talk about are just showing up in the field and we want to have things that are relatively close to the growers, not a generation away for sure,” said Matthew Blua with the Washington Potato Commission. “We just want to make them aware of what’s going to be available for them in the near future and I think Ag Innovation Session really serves that purpose.”
Blua said one of the main goals of the Session is to help farmers save on the overall cost of their operation, noting just a few dollars per acre makes a difference. Blua acknowledged while holding this year’s Session virtually may be a challenge, he’s confident growers will not want to miss it.
“Not only an informative session, but a very fun session. Everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions, and quiz our presenters and we’ll have a nice discussion afterwards that everyone will go home feeling good about.”
Blua added he’s confident the Ag Innovation Session will only get better into the future.
Visit the Virtual Washington-Oregon Potato Conference’s Website for a complete breakdown of what to expect at this year’s Session.
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