Growing & Marketing Specialty Potato Varieties

Recent developments in consumer interest and demand for fresh-market potato varieties with novel size, shape, color, and taste profiles are creating unique market opportunities for specialty crop producers. Picking Potatoes

How can growers capitalize on this trend and produce these farm products sustainably?

Join us for a presentation and roundtable discussion to learn more about the growing and marketing practices utilized in the production of specialty potato varieties in Maine.

UMaine Extension Farm Business Management Educator, Brett Johnson, will deliver a presentation describing best practices in the cultivation of specialty potato varieties. This

presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion where commercial specialty potato producers are encouraged to share about their experiences marketing these products. Information gathered will inform the University of Maine’s ongoing potato variety trialing efforts.

Who should attend: Commercial farmers with an interest in producing specialty potato varieties, commercial farmers currently producing specialty potato varieties, new and beginning farmers exploring market opportunities.

Donations are welcome but not required. Light refreshments provided.

The Presenter: UMaine Extension Farm Business Management Educator, Brett Johnson

Fee:  Free  

See below for event times & locations

 


Date: Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cooperative Extension in Waldo County, 922 Waterville Road, Waldo, Maine 04915

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Date: Monday, January 29th, 2024

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cooperative Extension in Knox & Lincoln Counties, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, Maine 04572

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2024

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cooperative Extension in Somerset County, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan, Maine 04976

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Date: Monday, February 12th, 2024

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Cooperative Extension in Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252

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Date: Monday, February 26th, 2024

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cooperative Extension in Oxford County, 9 Olson Road, South Paris, Maine 04281

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Date: Monday, March 11th, 2024

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cooperative Extension in Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401

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Date: Monday, March 25th, 2024

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cooperative Extension in Knox & Lincoln Counties, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, Maine 04572

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