Potato LEAF also serves to encourage members to commit their time and energy to the betterment of the U.S. potato industry as a whole.
Potato LEAF supports the cultivation of future leaders through three key programs:
- Leadership development: Growers and industry members will learn what it takes to become effective communicators, influencers, and decision-makers for the industry.
- Educational training: Future leaders will be taught how to broaden their understanding of the key opportunities, practices, and challenges affecting national potato production.
- Advancement opportunities: Participants will build their industry network through opportunities for collaboration with grower-leaders from around the country.
Non-voting directors include Kam Quarles, National Potato Council CEO, Blair Richardson, Potatoes USA CEO, and Shawn Boyle, Idaho Growers Shippers Association president and general counsel.