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Potato sustainability takes center stage at the 2nd Annual PSA Summer Symposium

The Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) is set to host its 2nd Annual Summer Symposium at the Sysco Global Support Center in Houston, Texas, from June 20-22, 2023. The event, which aims to advance discussions surrounding potato sustainability and celebrate the industry’s progress, is now open for registration, offering special early bird discounts until May 1st.

The PSA Summer Symposium assembles an impressive roster of leaders from across the potato value chain, as well as sustainability experts from within the organization’s membership. Together, they will engage in meaningful dialogue, explore best practices, and share innovative ideas in the realm of potato sustainability.

Key agenda highlights of the three-day event include:

  • A keynote address by Debbie Lyons-Blythe of Blythe Family Farms and Chairman of the Board for the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • A session on “Continuous Improvement in Sustainability,” focusing on demonstrating progress even when the industry is already performing well
  • Sector-specific breakout meetings for more targeted discussions
  • Updates, input, and debate on PSA’s long-term business strategy

Reflecting on the success of the inaugural symposium, PSA Executive Director John Mesko commented, “Last year’s symposium marked a great beginning in addressing the potato industry’s sustainability efforts. This year’s agenda promises to be even more impactful, with discussions on crucial water projects and insights from farmers working tirelessly to enhance their sustainability practices. We anticipate an even larger turnout this year and look forward to fostering valuable connections and collaborations.”

For more information on the 2nd Annual PSA Summer Symposium, and to register for the event, visit: visit:

Source: Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA
Photo: Credit Freepik

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