Potato Industry Leadership Institute

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 2023 Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI), February 22–March 3, 2023. PILI provides tools to help growers and industry members develop as leaders and motivate them to commit their time and energy to the betterment of the U.S. potato industry.

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 2023 program will begin in Buffalo, New York, travel through Pennsylvania, and conclude in Washington, D.C., where the class will participate in NPC’s Washington Summit.

Additional information on the program including application process, can be found here.

2023 dates:

February 22 – March 3, 2023