Friday 19th January 2018 we held the annual meeting for our growers.
It is always nice to see so many growers and their employees coming to our grower meetings.
We started out with coffee and bread, Erik Thorsen thanked both growers and employees for the enormous effort they had done in a very difficult season, hereafter Erik Thorsen briefed about the market situation for the past year as well as the plans for the company in the future. He told about the many new initiatives that will begin in 2018.
Anja Ry Milton spoke about the challenges both the growers and Thorsens Chipskartofler have had during the wet harvest conditions. The growers nodded recognizing to those facts she mentioned. Anja ended up thanking the growers for the enormous effort they had done on harvesting the potatoes on time for the deliveries directly for production.
Bearing the wet late summer and autumn in mind we also had a talk about drying the potatoes in containers as this was relevant during 2017 harvest. As a consequence of this Thorsens Chipskartofler has obtained an offer for a joint purchase of containers that can dry the potatoes, this offer was presented to the growers.
Torben Nielsen presented the results and statistics of the year, it was clear that the increase in the contracted price for 2017 had a positive outcome on the results. The statistics also showed that the yield was above average but not at a record level.
Finally Bent Henneberg and Niels Rasmussen from the company Geoteam had been invited to tell us about their company and their products for precision farming. It was obvious that this was a topic of great interest to the attendants and there were some good debates about future agriculture and opportunities in cultivation techniques.