Lessons Learned at the 2023 Potato Industry Leadership Institute

Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes

Aug 23 2023 • 22 mins

The 2023 Potato Industry Leadership Institute brought together outstanding potato growers and industry representatives for eight days of training and professional development, starting in Buffalo, New York, traveling through Pennsylvania, and ending in Washington, D.C. at the NPC Washington Summit.

The group's Grower Leader, Mike Phillips, and 2023 participant Bryan Bender sat down with Eye on Potatoes host Lane Nordlund to reflect on the training and the importance of leadership development for their operations and the greater industry.


  • Bryan Bender, Bender Potatoes, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Mike Phillips, Walther Farms, Three Rivers, Michigan

Applications for the 2024 Leadership Institute, February 21 - March 1, 2024, is now open. Visit pleaf.org for more information.

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