“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 unique collaboration of potato product buyers, processors, packers, growers, grower organizations, non-profit organizations, advisors and others, all working together to improve the sustainability of potato production in the United States and Canada. PSI members make up an innovative community with a history of producing quality potatoes and potato products through the implementation of good agricultural practices that balance environmental, social and economic goals. We connect stakeholders, catalyze improvements and build solutions through pre-competitive collaboration to accelerate widespread adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the United States and Canada.
More than 500 growers in the US and Canada currently participate along with six processors and two major buyers.
Governance Committee Members
Chad Berry - Under the Hill Farms Ltd.
Vernon Campbell - Mull Na Beinne Farms Ltd.
Andy Diercks - Coloma Farms
Mike Wenkel - 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
John MacQuarrie (Committee Chair) - Cavendish Farms
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
Leah Reuter - Coordinator
Stephen Ellis - Anthesis Group Team Lead, Scrum Master & Senior Developer