McCain Foods Canada announced Stiekema-Kolhorn Joint Venture as 2017 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for Alberta during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet. Approximately 140 guests gathered to celebrate the top growers and their achievements and enjoy a celebratory evening together at the Lethbridge Coast Hotel.
Master of ceremonies for the evening was Jeremy Carter, field department manager, while Colin McLean, field representative, announced the Top 10 Growers.
“The frozen potato industry is in an expansion phase and this is an interesting moment in time for all of us to meet the demands of a growing worldwide population with an improved standard of living,” said Christine Wentworth, VP Agriculture NA, in her address to the grower partners.
“This phase is an opportunity to invest in technology to do things better with improved information and I am proud to say that Alberta growers continue to be be leaders in farming innovation. Your potatoes and focus on continuous improvement enable McCain to create the best french fries and frozen potato products.”