“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
John MacQuarrie (Committee Chair) - Cavendish Farms
Vernon Campbell - Mull Na Beinne Farms Ltd.
Andy Diercks - Coloma Farms
John Keeling - National Potato Council
Dan Moss - Moss Farms
Ed Schneider - Schneider Farms
Mike Wind - Windiana Farms Ltd.
Richard Burres (Vice Chair) - Lamb Weston
Sanford Gleddie - The Little Potato Company
Robert Pedracini - Heinz/Kraft/Ore-Ida
Eric Ritchie - McCain's
Daniel Robinson - JR Simplot
John Shields - Basic American Foods
Advisory Committee Members
Nora Olsen - University of Idaho
Amanda Raster - The Sustainability Consortium
Yefang Jiang - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Carl Rosen - University of Minnesota
Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell - McDonald's
Tammy McElroy - Sysco
IPM Institute Participants
Thomas Green, Ph.D. - Project Facilitator
Ali Loker - Project Manager
Ida Yu - Coordinator
Stephen Ellis - Anthesis Group Team Lead, Scrum Master & Senior Developer