Manitoba Potato
Production Days.

Conference and Trade Show
January 28 – 29 – 30, 2020
Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

2020 Speaker Line-Up

Gerry Friesen

KEYNOTE Speaker, Gerry Friesen, The Recovering Farmer

Ryan Barrett

Technical Speaker, Ryan Barrett Research & Agronomy Specialist

Darby Allen

Luncheon speaker, Darby Allen, Former Regional Fire Chief

Robert Larkin

Technical Speaker, Robert Larkin Research Plant Pathologist

Mike Sacharko

SPUDS & SUDS, Mike Sacharko & the Mike Sacharko Band,

Todd Forbush

Technical Speaker, Todd Forbush Agriculture Engineer

Eugenia Banks

Technical Speaker, Eugenia Banks, Researcher

Luc Bourgeois

Technical Speaker, Luc Bourgeois, Stewardship Lead

Tom Wolf

Technical Speaker, Tom Wolf, Research & Training

Tracy Shinners-Carnelley

Technical Speaker, Tracy Shinners-Carnelley Vice President, Research & Quality

Neil Gudmestad

Technical Speaker, Neil Gudmestad Professor of Plant Pathology


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