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Willie Thomson
Combinable Crops Committee Chair

To contact Willie, please email david.michie@nfus.org.uk

David Michie
Policy Manager - Crops
07842 306461
david.michie@nfus.org.uk

New Seed Potato Organisation wants to hear from growers

NFU Scotland’s Potatoes Working Group chair Mike Wilson has been instrumental in driving forward a new organisation to support and develop the sector, along with eight other seed potato growers and a technical expert. The new Seed Potato Organisation (SPO) is starting to take shape: the growers have put together a prospectus that details what they want to do and how they will do it. Now they want to find out what other potato growers think. To learn more from other growers, SPO have put together a survey. SASA have kindly agreed to distribute the survey to all registered seed potato growers as they welcome this grower-led initiative.

If you missed the email from SASA then you can complete the survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QB9NJGG

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete. All surveys must be completed by noon on Friday 1st July. If you are a grower, then please complete this survey to let the growers behind SPO know what you think.

A series of grower meetings are being held where you can find out more in-person and let them know what you would like this new organisation to do:

  • 5th July, 18:30, Red House Hotel, Station Road, Coupar Angus, PH13 9AL
  • 6th July, 18:30, Woodside Farm & Coffee Shop, Kinloss, Forres, IV36 3UA
  • 11th August, 10:00 Potatoes in Practice, Seminar tent, Balruddery Farm, Fowlis, Dundee DD2 5LJ  
SPO’s website has more information about these grower meetings, a link to its survey, contact details of the growers on the steering committee, an overview of the organisation, and its full prospectus.


If you are a potato grower and you want to get involved you can register your interest in SPO through the survey, at these meetings, and on the SPO website. 

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