For more than 60 years the foundation and success of the potato industry has been built on the hard work and participation of its grower leaders. The Potato Industry Leadership Institute provides up-and-coming leaders with the tools they need to achieve success in the potato industry.
The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI), February 21 through March 1, 2023.
The Leadership Institute is a 10-day program that provides an overview of the U.S. potato industry, the challenges and issues beyond the production sector, and the roles of the industry’s state and national organizations in maintaining a positive business climate for potato growers. The 2024 program will begin in Idaho with leadership training and industry tours (traveling from Boise to Idaho Falls) and conclude in Washington, D.C., where the class will participate in NPC’s Washington Summit.
“The Potato Industry Leadership Institute not only highlights the challenges we face as an industry but equips you with the knowledge and skills to effectively combat the issues.”Thomas Baker with Allied Potato, Inc. in Bakersfield, Calif. and a 2023 PILI participant
The participant application and additional information can be found here. All applications must be submitted electronically by Friday, October 20, 2023. Participants will be selected and notified by November 10, 2023.
February 21 – March 1, 2024
Idaho; Washington, D.C.