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About APRE

APRE supports nutrition research and science education to advance the understanding and acceptance of the role of potatoes in healthy lifestyles.

Our Mission Statement

The Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE) is dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of the role potatoes play in promoting the health of all people.

Our Organization

APRE is a not-for-profit organization funded by the potato industry, including potato growers and potato food manufacturers. APRE does not lobby or further any political or partisan interest.

Our Board of Directors

The APRE board of directors provides leadership to ensure that APRE remains focused on its mission to advance the scientific understanding of the role potatoes play in promoting the health of all people. The board of directors relies on scientific advisors and consultants to help inform and implement research and programming.

Peter Johnston
Chair
Cavendish Farms
Jolyn Rasmussen
Vice Chair
Simplot
Mike Pink
Secretary/Treasurer
Pink Farms, LLC
Daniel Metheringham
McCain Foods (USA) Inc.
Heather Jeffares
The Little Potato Company, LTD.
Taylor Grant
Grant 4-D Farms
Keith McGovern
R.D. Offutt Company
Blair Richardson
Potatoes USA
John Bareman
Canadian Potato Council
Amy Argentino
ex officio
Canadian Potato Council
Alison Bodor
ex officio
American Frozen Foods Institute
Kam Quarles
ex officio
National Potato Council
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APRE's research program was created to extend the understanding of the nutritional value of potatoes, while adhering to guidelines that support sound and credible research through industry funding. To receive email announcements on our annual grant and fellowship programs, sign up below.
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