Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc.

Reasons to Belong

Advocacy

Created in 1991, Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc. (PGMI) works to keep the legislature and decision makers in Lansing and Washington, D.C. informed on the needs of the Michigan potato industry.
 
As the key advocate for Michigan potato growers, PGMI members work to ensure that reliable economic data and sound science is the basis of decisions in Lansing that impact growers. 

Some key issues that PGMI have impacted include:
     • Water Usage Issues including Conflict  Resolution and the Water Assessment Tool
     • Project GREEEN’s legislative appropriation for plant commodity research
     • Maintaining potatoes in the school lunch program
     • Maintaining registrations of key pest controls and sprout inhibitors
     • Maintaining funding and legislative recognition for Michigan's voluntary environmental programs
     • Maintaining Michigan's flexible truck axle configurations
     • Getting potatoes recognized as a vegetable and included in the WIC Fruit and Vegetable Voucher


Membership

Membership is open to anyone interested in helping to ensure decision makers in Lansing have reliable economic information and sound science in making decision on issues that could have an impact on potato production in Michigan. 

Types of Membership include:

Sustaining Membership - This membership is open to those individuals who are actively engaged in the production of potatoes. Dues for Sustaining Membership are $1.50 per acre of potato production. The members have full voting privileges. 

Sustaining Industry Leader Membership - This membership is open to any individual or business looking to support the cause of the organization. Dues for Sustaining Industry Leader Membership are $500.00 annually.

Associate Industry Leader Membership - This membership is open to any individual or business looking to support the cause of the organization. Dues for Associate Industry Leader Membership are $200.00 annually.

Currently we are unable to accept membership dues and applications on line. Please download an submit the Membership Brochure and return with payment. 

2016 Membership Brochure
(Adobe PDF File)
PGMI PAC

In 2013 Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc. formed a political action committee creating a vehicle for the organization to make contributions to political campaigns. PGMI PAC is registered as a PAC in both the State of Michigan and with the Federal Elections Commission.

Members interested in making a contribution to the PGMI PAC can contact Mike Wenkel, PGMI Manager for more information.
Affiliation

PGMI is proud members of these organizations:



 
Michigan Agri-Business Association