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Potato Industry Leadership Institute class of 2013 introduction

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Potato Industry Leadership Institute class 2013 iron chef competition

Twenty potato growers and industry representatives joined together to form the 2013 class of the Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI), an annual program jointly administered by the National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) that identifies and cultivates the next generation of leaders within the industry.

Over Feb. 21-28, PILI participants traveled from all sections of the country to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where they received an overview of the local and national potato industry, including some of the challenges and issues beyond the production sector.

Participants in the 2013 Potato Industry Leadership Institute: (first row, left to right) Jennifer Coombs-Kelly, Elmer, N.J.;Christopher Wada, Idaho Falls, Idaho;Remington Kendall, Boise, Idaho;Blake Thorlund, Greenville, Mich.;Megan Mattive, Monte Vista, Colo.;Randi Hammer, Pasco, Wash.;Tanya Fell, La Salle, Colo.;Derek Peterson (2013 Grower Leader), Rexburg, Idaho;(middle row) Shawn Doyen, Mapleton, Maine;Mike Sitzmann, Tappen, N.D.;Adam Naslund, Cody, Neb.;Ryan Holterhoff, Moses Lake, Wash.;Jennifer Gogan, Houlton, Maine;Kerry Heilig, Moses Lake, Wash.;Michael Wenkel, Dewitt, Mich.;(back row) Jared Clavin, Oakdale, Calif.;Reed Tobol, Ronan, Mont.;Steven Tarbet, Mountain Home, Idaho;Klade Williams, Rupert, Idaho;Eric Schroeder, Antigo, Wisc.;Brad Knights, Stevens Point, Wisc.

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The National Potato Council is looking after the interest of the potato growers in the United States. The NPC website provides information on potato history, potato cultivation, potato statistics and US state potato organisations
Potatoes USA - until recently named the United States Potato Board (USPB) - is the nation’s potato marketing organization. Potatoes USA is the central organizing force in implementing programs that will increase demand for potatoes.