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Potato Sustainability Alliance Announces New Executive Director John Mesko


The Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) has a new executive director — John Mesko, the group says in an August 30 news release.

“I like the potential PSA has to make a real difference in the way we think about farm and food sustainability,” Mesko says in the release.  “So much good work has already been done in setting up the organization, I’m grateful to be joining PSA at this exciting time.”

Mesko grew up on a mixed crop and livestock farm in Minnesota. He then received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University, the release notes. His career has focused on helping farmers become more financially and environmentally sustainable. Previously Mesko has worked as the senior director of the Soil Health Partnership.

As an organization committed to working with the potato industry to document and support sustainable crop production, we look forward to working with John. He brings a wealth of experience in the field of sustainable food production and he will be a great asset to the Potato Sustainability Alliance,” John Macquarrie, PSA board chair, says in the release. 

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