Manitoba Potato
Production Days.

Conference and Trade Show
Jan 29-30-31, 2019
Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

2019 Speaker Line-Up

Peter VanderZaag

Keynote speaker, Peter VanderZaag, Phd, is both a farmer and a recognized potato scientist.

David Phillips

A Senior Climatologist, David has been employed with Environment Canada for 50 years.

Sean Watson

More than a magician, Sean Watson is as an ‘entertainer’ ‘ a real crowd pleaser.

Zachary Frederick

Zack is a potato research agronomist by the Manitoba Horticulture Productivity Enhancement Centre Inc (MHPEC).

Darin Gibson

Darin Gibson is a Research Agronomist and the President of Gaia Consulting Ltd, located near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

Dr. Ian MacRae

A PhD in entomology from Oregon State University, Ian has been a professional entomologist for over 30 years.

John Edmonds

John Edmonds is European development/technical manager for Gowan Company

Amanda Gevens

She serves as an Interim Director of the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program.

Andrew McGuire

An Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist working for Washington State U.

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson is the Agricultural Sustainability Manager for the JR Simplot Company in Boise, ID.

J. DeJong-Hughes

A Regional Extension Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension for over 21 years.

Carl Rosen

A Professor and Extension Soil Scientist at the University of Minnesota.

Our Story

Manitoba Potato Production Days started as Horticultural Production Days and has been held annually since 1973. The conference’s main objective is to communicate current and pertinent potato production information to producers. As well, it provides a venue for retailers to promote the latest in potato-production products and equipment.

Expert Speakers


Spud-Filled Days




Years & Counting

A great Canadian potato show

Thank you to the Sponsors and Exhibitors, your support of our potato industry is greatly appreciated.
Check back for updates.

MPPD is an all-inclusive conference in that registration fees include:

Access to all presentations including the Keynote, Luncheon and Spuds & Suds Entertainment.

Registration fees also include:

  • The Tuesday evening Icebreaker,
  • Wednesday breakfast,
  • buffet lunch and
  • Spuds & Suds dinner, and
  • Thursday breakfast and luncheon.

2019 Calendar