Oct 5, 2020
’21 PILI leadership program accepting applications

The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Potato Industry Leadership Institute.

The Institute provides tools to help young growers and industry members develop as leaders and motivate them to commit their time and energy to the betterment of the U.S. potato industry. The Institute is an eight-day program that provides an overview of the U.S. potato industry, the challenges and issues beyond the production sector and the roles of the industry’s state and national organizations in maintaining a positive business climate for potato growers.

The 2021 program is scheduled take place in California and Washington, D.C., Feb. 17-25, 2021. Please use and distribute the electronic applications below. All applications must be submitted electronically through the Google Form by Friday, Oct. 23. Confirmation of participation will be sent by Nov. 13.

2021 PILI Application

2021 PILI Scholarship Application

If you have any questions about the application process or program, please contact at [email protected].

Support LEAF Foundation through Amazon

Despite the obvious challenges faced by our industry this year, the Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is close to meeting its inaugural fundraising goal with $1.85 million of its $2 million 2020 goal donated or pledged, demonstrating the resiliency of the U.S. potato industry and the value we place on developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Now, there are two ways you can support Potato LEAF and the future leaders of our industry. As always, you can make an end-of-year tax-deductible donation as an individual and/or business at pleaf.org.

Second, you can make Potato LEAF your charity of choice on AmazonSmile. Then when your family or business makes an eligible purchase through AmazonSmile, Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of the purchases to the foundation — with no fees and no extra cost. Visit smile.amazon.com and type in “Potato Leadership Education and Advancement Foundation” into the search bar to register Potato LEAF at your designated charity. Remember to always start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com for your eligible purchases to count.

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