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“The Art of Growing Potatoes” Successful 2018 Conference!

By November 6, 2018 July 22nd, 2023 No Comments

An outstanding lineup of conference speakers from around the world delivered informative and thought provoking presentations over the two days in mid August. Over 150 delegates attended the conference held in the Arts Centre in Melbourne, from farmers to producers to researchers, there was a broad range of potato backgrounds in the room.

A highlight was the Gala Dinner, where Laticia Tymensen (daughter of Lisa and Wayne Tymensen) talked about her battle with bone cancer that she was diagnosed with when she was 12. Leticia is now in remission and is doing well in school. The Gala raised an incredible $27,730 for the MyRoom foundation which helps children battling cancer.

AuSPICA would like to thank everyone that made the conference possible; including our Platinum Sponsor Syngenta, our Gold Sponsor Elders, the international speakers and all those that attended the two day event.

For more information on the 2018 AuSPICA Conference, please see the write-up on pages 16-19 of the October/November issue of Potatoes Australia. Thank you AUSVEG for your kind words.

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