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Going virtual: Potato LEAF, National Potato Council announce program changes for 2021

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) Board of Directors announced on Friday it has decided not to conduct a Potato Industry Leadership Institute class for 2021 given the health and logistical challenges surrounding COVID-19, according to a news report issued by the National Potato Council (NPC).  

The 2021 class was originally scheduled to meet February 17-25, 2021 in Bakersfield, California and Washington, D.C. A virtual program for all Institute graduates is currently in the planning stages for 2021. Participants who applied for the Institute class of 2021 are encouraged to re-apply for 2022.

Additionally, the National Potato Council Executive Committee announced that due to D.C. government, congressional, and federal agency restrictions regarding COVID-19, NPC is moving the 2021 Potato D.C. Fly-In to a virtual event. The meeting will occur the week of Feb. 22-26 as originally scheduled and will also include the NPC Annual Meeting, which will also be held virtually.  

Registration and schedule details for both the Annual Meeting and the Fly-In will be announced in early January. 

Source: NPC

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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