Conference Program

Today’s agriculture is driven by the need for continuous improvement in production practices. Customers and consumers are looking for higher quality products and are demanding to know more about how commodities are produced.

The program of this year’s Winter Potato Conference is designed to help Michigan producers SEE continuous improvements: Socially, Economically, and Environmentally on their operations and to maximize the results of their efforts.

We are excited about the program for the 2018 Winter Potato Conference and the variety topics to be covered by a phenomenal list of speakers. We have applied for Restricted Use Pesticide re-certification credits through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Application forms will be available for completion on site.

Program details and individual registration will be available soon.

Networking Opportunities

PGMI PAC Reception -Tuesday

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Great Lakes Room

PGMI members are encouraged to attend and support the efforts of the PGMI PAC with monetary contributions.


Sponsor's Reception - Wednesday

5:45 PM to 7:30 PM University Ballroom

This is a great opportunity for all growers, shippers and industry partners to socialize and discuss future needs for individual operations and the industry.


Refreshment Breaks - All Week

University Ballroom

Refreshment Breaks are held in exhibit hall providing opportunities to interact with industry partners.

Featured Speakers

Blair Richardson, President & CEO, Potatoes USA - Tuesday

John Keeling, Excecutive VP & CEO, National Potato Council – Tuesday

Key Educational Sessions

Michigan State University Potato Variety Evaluation - Thursday

7:45 AM -9:15 AM
Saginaw Chippewa Ballroom