February 2017 update

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It’s been all about the chips recently…

Entries are now open for the 2017 Best Chip Shop Competition Entries.

Hot chips should be considered a ‘treat’ but are not as bad for you as you many think, if prepared following the Chip Groups best practice training guidelines. It is hoped that the competition will help spread this important message.

The Chip Group is pleased to welcome Bidfood (formerly Bidvest) as naming rights sponsor of the Bidfood People’s Choice Best Chips Award. More about this in the next update.

Potatoes NZ Conference 26-27 July 2017 in Pukekohe.

We are currently working through the programme and speakers to provide relevant, engaging content for potato growers and potato industry people. We look forward to sharing best practice, providing updates on strategic projects/R&D and providing great networking opportunities.

We are pleased to confirm that Martin Snedden and leading UK agronomist John Sarup as keynote speakers. Martin is renowned for his ability to relate his business success stories to the industry which he is speaking to, sharing valuable insights and engaging anecdotes. John recently won the inaugural Above and Beyond Award which recognises up-and-coming, passionate and dedicated individuals in Great Britain’s potato industry.