The USPB held its largest ever International Seed Potato Symposium in Denver, Colo., Aug. 1. This year’s seed symposium included buyers from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Egypt, Uruguay, Honduras and the Dominican Republic, along with U.S. growers and industry experts. The full day event included presentations on U.S. potato varieties, seed cutting, exporting, seed certification and target market industry updates.
The 2011 International Seed Potato Symposium provided an educational session for international participants to learn more about the U.S. industry and quality U.S. seed potatoes, while providing U.S. growers with insight into each of the international market’s potato industry and seed requirements. Not only does the Seed Symposium serve as a learning experience for all attendees, but it also helps build buyer/seller relationships with many opportunities for international buyers and U.S. growers to talk one on one.