Event Details

Rooted in Progress: Envisioning the Future of Michigan's Potato Industry


The Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) is planning a new Michigan potato industry summit for the summer of 2024. “Rooted in Progress: Envisioning the Future of Michigan’s Potato Industry” is set for June 18-20, 2024, at Crystal Mountain Resort in Benzie County. 

“With the ever-changing environment in which research and education operates, it has become increasingly important that the Michigan potato industry partners gather to identify a shared vision of the future toward which to aim,” said Dr. Kelly Turner, MPIC Executive Director. “The goal of this summit will be to develop a series of options for the future and agree on a plan of action to be implemented by MPIC.”

Rooted in Progress: Envisioning the Future of Michigan's Potato Industry

  • Where: Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville, MI 49683
  • When: June 18-20, 2024

Tentative Agenda (Subject to change)

Tuesday, June 18

  • 5pm-7pm Registration opens and hotel check-in begins
  • 7:30pm-9pm Welcome reception

Wednesday, June 19

  • 8am – Registration opens
  • 7am-9am – Breakfast
  • 9am-noon General session
  • Noon-1pm Lunch
  • 1pm-3pm General session
  • 3pm – Refreshment break
  • 3:30pm-5pm – General session
  • 6:30pm-7pm Industry reception
  • 7pm-8:30pm Dinner on Crystal Mountain lawn
  • 8:30pm-10pm Private campfire with s'mores

Thursday, June 20

  • 7am-9am Breakfast
  • 9am-10am General session and wrap-up
  • 10am-noon Michigan Potato Industry Commission meeting