Event Details

Michigan Potato Industry Commission Meeting


Greenstone Farm Credit Services Building
3515 West Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823


Call to order – Travis Horkey, Chair

                              Approval of Agenda

                              Public Comment on agenda items

                              Consent Agenda

  • Approval of Minutes from June 8, 2022
  • Accept Storage and Handling Committee minutes and recommendations (11/17/22)
  • Approval of Budget Adjustments (Policy 2.3)—there are none
  • Approval of PGMI Agreement (Policy 2.8)
  • Completion of Conflict of Interest Policy Statements (Policy 2.10)
  • Approval of Treatment of Consumers ED Interpretation (Policy 2.1)
  • Approval of Financial Condition and Activities ED Interpretation (Policy 2.4)
  • Approval of Investments ED Interpretation (Policy 2.6)
  • Approval of Emergency Succession Plan (Policy 2.09)
  • Placement of November Financial Statements on File

The Consent Agenda is to address agenda items that likely do not need any discussion or debate. These items will be approved together. Anyone can request that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be placed later on the agenda. It will be assumed that all Commission members have read the information relating to each recommendation and have asked any pertinent question prior to the Commission meeting. Questions can be directed to Kelly Turner, 248-343-0916.

                    Review of audited financial statements (Bradley DeVries, Yeo and Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants)

Discussion on Policies

  • Global Board-Management Delegation (Section 4)
  • Global Ends (Section 1)

Action Items

  • 2023 Assessment Rate for Budget Development
  • Determine if providing matching funds for MSU Capital Improvement proposal
  • Awards for 2023 WPC
        • Distinguished Service Award
        • Outstanding Michigan Potato Partner
  • Election of Chair and Vice Chair
  • Appointment of PGMI board seat
  • NPC Board and Delegate Appointment

Executive Director Report

  • Programing Update
    • Winter Potato Conference
    • Montcalm Research Center Advisory Committee Update
    • MI Ag CORE Update
    • PILI Report
    • Calendar of Events

MDARD Report

MSU Report

Commission Discussion about Experience

  • What has been good?
  • What would you change?
  • What do you want to learn more about?
  • How can we make our time together more valuable?
  • Are there experiences new Commissioners need to be able to contribute?

                              Public comment on non-agenda items

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) reminds all participants at its meetings that certain topics are not proper subjects for discussion and consideration at any MPIC meetings of members, officers, directors, committees, or competitors whether formal or informal. While it is entirely appropriate to meet to discuss common problems and areas of interest, it must keep in mind that participants may be competitors and any action taken to eliminate, restrict, or govern competition can be a violation of the anti-trust laws. If there is any discussion at a MPIC meeting relating to significant factors of competition among the members, an inference may be raised that such a discussion among competitors is for agreeing upon a common course of business conduct.

 Among the subjects which should never be discussed at MPIC meetings are conditions; terms or prices of products or services; allocating or sharing customers; or refusing to deal with a supplier or class of suppliers. Agreements among competitors relating to any of these subjects can be per se violations of the antitrust laws and can lead to criminal and civil penalties.

It is essential that all necessary steps be taken by those attending a MPIC meeting to prevent the meeting from becoming a forum for discussions which might lead to an understanding or agreement, expressed or implied, with respect to any element of competition.


MPIC is an equal opportunity employer.