Special day devoted to ways of growing the potato industry

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Experts from the potato 
industry are to gather for a day tackling matters relating to the spud.

The event is being organised by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board for East Midlands Potato Day.

Jenny Bashford, technical executive for the AHDB, said: “The East Midlands Potato Day will provide top industry voices, stimulating discussion sessions, and expert-led, practical field sessions.

“This event is a ‘must-attend’ for the potato industry in the eastern counties.”

The day will offer talks, debate and practical field sessions with industry experts from NFU, AHDB, QV Foods, Elveden Farms, Harper Adams, SRUC, McCain Foods and others addressing a range of current issues.

“Their talks will examine opportunities, new legislation and production techniques to meet the ever-increasing demands for quality and environmental considerations.”

The event will take place on June 30 at QV Foods, Manor Farm, Holbeach Hurn with registration at 9am and the event getting under way at 10am.

The key speaker will be Guy Poskitt and he will be followed by a panel session addressing the opportunities for growth for potato growers.

The panel will include Mr Poskitt and AHDB Potatoes’ head of marketing, Nick White and AHDB market intelligence’s David Swales, alongside QV Foods’ Nick Morton and Andrew Francis of Elveden Farms.

To take part contact Miya Kotecha on 07792 209 919 or miya.kotecha@ahdb.org.uk