Team Building & Bucket Filling with The Little Potato Company


In 1996, Jacob van der Schaaf, a Dutch immigrant to Canada, and his daughter Angela Santiago planted a small, one-acre plot of potatoes just outside Edmonton, Alberta. It was an experiment meant to test the waters of the potential potato market in Alberta, and was obviously an overwhelming success. Today, Jacob runs Tuberosum Technologies and Angela is the CEO of The Little Potato Company, which owns exclusive rights to six potato varieties and has growers in Canada and the United States.

In this video, filmed at the Advancing Women — Leadership in Agriculture conference, RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith talks to Angela Santiago about The Little Potato Company, leadership and managing a good work/life balance.

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