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World Potato Congress Inc. announces new Director

World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is pleased to announce Mr. Greg Donald has joined its Board of Directors.

Greg Donald has been the General Manager of the PEI Potato Board since 2009.

The PEI Potato Board represents PEI potato producers working together to ensure long term profitability and sustainability through marketing, advocating, negotiation and activities that support quality potato production. 

Greg has a BSc. Degree in Agriculture with a major in plant protection from Dalhousie University.  He also attended the University of New Brunswick and obtained a Master’s in Business Administration. 

Greg has over twenty five years of experience in the potato industry, including five years with McCain Foods in New Brunswick in the area of agronomy, potato production, potato procurement and green crop field management. He then spent 14+ years in progressively responsible management positions in the agricultural crop input business in Atlantic Canada and Maine with the Cavendish Group.

Greg also participates in a number of local and industry organizations including as a director with the Kensington North Watershed Association, a member of the Prince Edward Island Institute of Agrologists, a director with the Food Island Partnership, a director of the Farm & Food Care PEI, a director with the PEI Farming 4R Island, a director of the Canadian Potato Council and a director of the United Potato Growers of Canada. 

Greg has recently completed the Nuffield Scholar Program (an international agricultural adult education program) that included a study of the Potato industry in Belgium (processing focus), Holland (seed focus) and the UK (fresh focus).

President Cools stated:  “The World Potato Congress is pleased to welcome Greg Donald to its Board. Mr. Donald brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the potato sector and will be a great asset to the Board of Directors.”

Welcome Greg!

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