KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Washington-Oregon Potato Conference is in Kennewick again this year, and organizers say it's bigger than ever. This is its 3rd year coming to Kennewick, after more than 40 years in Moses Lake. It is also the 2nd year that Washington and Oregon combined conferences.
More than 100 different vendors are set up, showing off big farm equipment, new technology, chemical companies, soil labs, and more. Organizers say there has been a waiting list in past years, but never as long as this time.
Karen Bonaudi, with the Washington State Potato Commission says, "now we have industry support exhibitors that we really can't fit in. Every year we add more booths, we rearrange it a bit and try to get more in and we do, but we still have more who want to attend."
There are also guest speakers and safety demonstrations. The conference continues Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM at the Three Rivers Convention Center. It's open to anyone in the agriculture industry, and costs $5 to get in.