Canadian Spud Congress


All content will be available through March 12, 2021

Virtual Event Starts In

Create new business connections via 1:1 video • Connect with your peers in roundtable discussions • Expand your network in the industry • Gain critical intelligence on the future of potato innovation


Spud Smart, partnered with provincial and national potato associations, is honoured to bring you the most exciting Canadian potato industry trade and educational event of the year. 


 2021 Canadian Spud Congress, February 24 – 25, 2021


Join us for high-level discussions and unscripted debates, where you, the audience, takes control of the conversation with the industry’s innovators, producers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Engage in interactive roundtable discussions on critical business challenges hosted by industry leaders; plus, an opportunity for casual networking that will make it possible for our industry and community to create connections, continue conversations and build new partnerships.

  • Connect with exhibitors offering business solutions and innovations for the potato industry
  • Participate in the first ever Canadian Spud Congress, featuring diverse sessions available live and on-demand
  • Socialize at our networking lounge and renew old connections while building new friends and partnerships
  • Join in on conversations about potato markets, soil fertility and more with industry leaders
  • Engage in the Eye Spy contest where you will be sent on a virtual scavenger hunt across the conference platform to find the hidden potatoes and be entered to win prizes 

By sharing best practice from around the country and facilitating new connections and collaborations, the congress offers an invaluable platform to develop new business partnerships and accelerate the pace of innovation as we build a more secure, sustainable and resilient potato industry.


Who will you meet
at the congress?

  • Research and consulting experts
  • Robotics and equipment experts
  • Agribusiness experts
  • Finance experts
  • Software and data management experts
  • Food brands and producers
  • Bitotech experts
  • Government and Associations

The Virtual Experience

Attending virtual trade shows is a new reality for most us as we navigate this “new normal.” The playbook on this topic hasn’t been written yet. Most of us are figuring it out as we go. We’ve helped manage dozens of virtual trade shows and have also had our own sales and marketing teams exhibit at many of them. So, what does it take to be successful at the virtual trade shows you’re attending? The main takeaway that we’d like to emphasize is that a virtual trade show is still very much a trade show. To get the outcomes that you want, you need to prepare for it with the same rigor and discipline you would for any other in-person trade show.

And … we’re here to help out.  Whether you’re a sponsor, exhibitor or attending the event, our team is standing by to help you make the most of either your time or financial commitment. 


Sessions at the Canadian Spud Congress will cover a wide range of topics which are important to Canadian potato growers. Speakers will dive deep into how you, as a grower, can use precision agriculture technology on your farm. There will also be an in-depth look at the current market conditions and what you can expect for selling your 2021 crop. We will have a deep analysis of research work on the effects of row spacing in your potato fields and what you can do on your farm to increase your soil organic matter. We will also look into the current seed regulatory system modernization happening in Canada and what you can do as a grower to have your say in it. These are only a few of the riveting topics will be covering at the Canadian Spud Congress.

Thank you to our session sponsor

All times are listed in Central Standard


10:00 am Welcome
10:10 am Potato Markets Overview
11:40 am Spud Shed / Exhibition hall break
1:00 pm Use of Cover Crops in Potato Rotations in the U.K.
2:00 pm Row Width Considerations for the Commercial Potato Producer
2:30 pm Current Status of Fungicides for the Management of Early Blight and Brown Spot
3:00 pm Spud Shed / Exhibition hall open
5:00 pm Close of day one


10:00 am Day two welcome
10:10 am Digitizing Your Field Records
11:10 am Spud Shed / Exhibition hall break
11:30 am Seed Potato Regulatory Modernization
12:00 pm Spud Shed / Exhibition hall break
1:00 pm Changes to Tillage Practices in Potato Rotation
2:00 pm Precision Ag on the Potato Farm
3:00 pm Congress closing remarks

Meet our Speakers:

Supporting Partners:

We’ve partnered with all of the provincial and national associations to bring you this event. They are involved in session planning packed full of insightful and important information.

Join the 2021 Canadian Spud Congress! 

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