“Participation in the Potato Sustainability Initiative is a systematic approach to demonstrate to our customers and consumers that the food we are producing is being done in a sustainable manner.”
-Vernon Campbell (Mull Na Beinne Farms Ltd, Prince Edward Island, Canada)
PSI is a collaboration of growers, grower organizations, processors, buyers, the National Potato Council, the Canadian Horticultural Council and the IPM Institute of North America working to improve the sustainability of potato production.
More than 500 growers in the US and Canada currently participate along with six processors and two major buyers.
Governance Committee Members
Eric Ritchie (Committee Chair) - McCain Foods
Dan Moss - Moss Farms
Andy Diercks - Coloma Farms
Ed Schneider - Schneider Farms
Vernon Campbell - Mull Na Beinne Farms Ltd.
John Keeling - National Potato Council
Mike Wind - Windiana Farms Ltd.
John MacQuarrie - Cavendish Farms
John Shields - Basic American Foods
Daniel Robinson - JR Simplot
Richard Burres - Lamb-Weston
Robert Pedracini - Heinz/Kraft/Ore-Ida
Advisory Committee Members
Nora Olsen - University of Idaho
Amanda Raster - The Sustainability Consortium
Yefang Jiang - AgriFood Canada
Carl Rosen - University of Minnesota
Kendra Levine - McDonald's
Georgiann Miller - Sysco
IPM Institute Participants
Thomas Green, Ph.D. - President
Ida Yu - Project Coordinator
Food LogiQ Support
Wesley Ange - Customer Success Manager