Record-breaking attendance at POTATO EXPO 2012


More than 1,500 potato growers and industry leaders from across the United States and a dozen countries turned out for POTATO EXPO 2012, held January 5-7, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. POTATO EXPO 2012 featured 130 companies in its sold-out tradeshow.

“This annual event is about more than the number of participants; it’s about the bottom line. POTATO EXPO 2012 offered attendees state-of-the-art solutions and information to increase the efficiency and productivity of their operations,” said Klaren and Cheryl Koompin, POTATO EXPO 2012 steering committee co-chairs and owners of Koompin Farms in American Falls, Idaho. “It also provided a unique networking forum for industry members to develop lasting connections that will grow their businesses for years – and decades – to come.”

POTATO EXPO included 20 breakout sessions featuring experts from the potato industry, agriculture and academic communities. The speakers and panelists informed attendees on the latest advances, research and issues facing the chipping, fresh, process and seed sectors.

POTATO EXPO 2013 will be held January 9-11, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. More information is available at

Source: National Potato Council