I wish to welcome you to Potato News Today! Thank you for taking valuable time to visit here – I do hope you find it to be worth your while. I do my honest best to publish sensible and breaking potato related news stories on the site as soon as these come to my attention. Potato News Today is edited, published and maintained by me, Lukie Pieterse.
For what it’s worth: I sacrificed my own potato farming operation in South Africa 24 years ago when I decided to emigrate to Canada so that my two beautiful young children could grow up in arguably one of the most civilized countries in the world.
Although I earned a doctorate degree in Sociology, the passion of my life has always been potatoes, for as long as I can remember. I grew all my potatoes under drip irrigation for many years in South Africa, and contracted with the major french fry and chip processors in that country at the time, including McCain Foods, Frito-Lay, Heinz and a couple of others.
I launched many potato related websites since the advent of the Internet in 1996 here in Canada (it was not possible to start farming again when I came here). Potato News Today is one of these, and was launched in January 2014. Today, the site is visited daily by literally hundreds of potato industry folks from around the world, and it is regarded by many as the go-to site for daily online potato related news stories. I do my best to source and post breaking, sensible, and hopefully relevant news stories here, and do this for the better part of 7 days a week.
Please feel free then to get in touch with me and send along potato related news stories about your projects, products, services and news from your region or your country, wherever you might be in the world.
I will be real happy to hear from you in person, or if you might want to advertise your company or organization on Potato News Today – contact me at any time to discuss details.