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Upcoming event: Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo

The 50th annual University of Idaho Extension Potato Conference is an agricultural based trade show and will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 17 and 18 in the ISU Pond Student Union Building. Over 100 exhibitors will take part in the Trade Show. The conference covers a wide range of industry topics ranging from variety development, management practices and economics, marketing and political issues. There are Idaho and Washington Department of Agriculture Pesticide Handler credits available. There is also a series of nine presentations on industry topics presented in Spanish. According to Kasia Kinzer, potato pathologist with the UI Extension in Eastern Idaho, “there are classes on pest management, farm succession, research and development tax credit, fertilizer, fertility, disease issues, as well as insect management and bruise management sessions.” Go here for online registration and programme details.