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WPC webinar: ‘Little potatoes and TPS – Good things come in small packages’

The World Potato Congress is delighted to announce its December 2021 webinar featuring Joel VanderSchaaf, General Manager of Tuberosum Technologies Inc. on December 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada). 

Little potatoes are the fastest growing market segment for fresh potatoes in North America and are gaining interest around the world. True Potato Seed  (TPS) is a burgeoning technology that has gained significant momentum amongst the potato research community.  How do these two seemingly unrelated developments actually have a synergistic role to play in meeting new market demographics and the challenges of world food security?

The presenter

Joel VanderSchaaf

Joel VanderSchaaf has been involved in the potato industry for over 20 years, having hands on experience in almost every stage of the potato industry from breeding, to production, to packing, to marketing.  Working closely with his father, Jacob VanderSchaaf and sister Angela Santiago, who founded The Little Potato Company (LPC) and Tuberosum Technologies Inc (Tuberosum) in 1995, Joel is helping bring small and specialty potatoes to the North American consumer. 

After working at LPC and various production farms affiliated with LPC, Joel began work at Tuberosum in 2009.  He is currently General Manager of Tuberosum Technologies and helps facilitate the execution of Tuberosum’s cutting edge breeding programs, research and variety introduction. 

How to register for the webinar

Register in advance for this webinar by using

Following registration for this webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Upcoming World Potato Congress 2022 Webinars

The World Potato Congress is pleased to announce the following presenters for our upcoming Winter webinars. Stay tune for further presentation details for these webinars.

January 2022 – Liam Glennon, Chairman, Organizing Committee, World Potato Congress 2022, Dublin, Ireland presenting “Introducing the World Potato Congress in Dublin”
February 2022 – Dr. Denis Griffin, TEAGASC, Ireland
March 2022 – Dr. Denis Griffin, TEAGASC, Ireland or Stephen Kildea, TEAGASC, Ireland
April 2022 – Robert Graveland, HZPC

In case you missed November’s webinar or any of the previous webinars, please visit where you may view all World Potato Congress webinars. 

Source: World Potato Congress Inc
Photos: Courtesy Tuberosum Technologies Inc

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