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.
In February of 2020, the Institute class kicked-off their eight-day bootcamp style program exploring the multiple facets of the potato industry in Michigan, building a deeper understanding of each other’s operations and regions and gaining a national perspective on marketing and policy. They, then, moved on to Washington, D.C. where they worked together on team building and skills training. The program culminated with a day on Capitol Hill where they met with their members of Congress and congressional offices to advocate for the needs of the potato industry.
The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) Board of Directors has decided not to conduct an Institute class for 2021, given the health and logistical challenges surrounding COVID. However, a virtual program for all PILI graduates is currently in the planning stages for 2021.
To be announced