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Potato Sustainability Initiative: A Unique Collaboration

The Potato Sustainability Initiative is a partnership of growers, grower organizations, processors, potato product buyers, the National Potato Council, the Canadian Horticultural Council and the IPM Institute of North America, working to improve the sustainability of potato production.

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PSI Semi-Annual Meeting

The summer semi-annual PSI meeting took place from June 13-15 in Quebec City, Quebec. All members of our Advisory Committee were able to attend and we had many impactful conversations. We are looking forward to future developments for PSI!

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PSI Audits Underway

We are in our third year of conducting third-party audits to verify our growers’ survey answers and continually improve the PSI program. This year’s audit season is taking place from February-October 2018 and covers over 100 growers.

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Hiring an Executive Director

IPM Institute is seeking an Executive Director for the Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI). Primary responsibilities include directing and managing PSI, a growing, pre-competitive collaboration of North American potato buyers, processors and growers. See job posting

Mike Wind explaining how his potato harvester works on his farm in Tabor, Alberta.

“By participating in PSI, we feel we are ahead of the curve in knowing what our customers are looking for when it comes to sustainability.”

- Mike Wind (Windiana Farms, Alberta, Canada)

For more information about PSI, please contact iyu@ipminsitute.org