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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
WHYTE JAMES N
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Intrepid Potash, Inc. [IPI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP of HR & Risk Mgmt
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O INTREPID POTASH, INC., 707 17TH STREET, SUITE 4200
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/05/2012
(Street)

DENVER, CO 80202
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/05/2012   A   4,830 A $ 0 (1) 40,527(2) D  
Common Stock               230 I By son's custodial account
Common Stock               160 I By son

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Units (TSR) (3) 03/05/2012   A   1,207     (3)   (3)(5) Common Stock 1,207 $ 0 1,207 D  
Performance Units (Production) (4) 03/05/2012   A   1,207     (4)   (4)(5) Common Stock 1,207 $ 0 1,207 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
WHYTE JAMES N
C/O INTREPID POTASH, INC.
707 17TH STREET, SUITE 4200
DENVER, CO 80202
      EVP of HR & Risk Mgmt  

Signatures

 /s/ Margaret E. McCandless, as attorney-in-fact   03/07/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Represents a grant of restricted stock that will vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 25, 2013, subject to the reporting person's continued employment with the company through the vesting date.
(2) Represents 26,422 unrestricted shares of common stock and 14,105 cshares of restricted stock.
(3) Each performance unit initially represents a contingent right to receive one share of company common stock. The performance units will vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 25, 2013, subject to the reporting person's continued employment with the company through the vesting date. Upon vesting, each performance unit will be settled in a number of shares of common stock ranging from 0% to 150% of the performance unit depending on the company's relative total shareholder return in 2012 as compared to a group of selected peer companies and an index. The performance units also vest in the event of a qualifying change of control and vest on a limited basis in the case of death or disability.
(4) Each performance unit initially represents a contingent right to receive one share of company common stock. The performance units will vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 25, 2013, subject to the reporting person's continued employment with the company through the vesting date. Upon vesting, each performance unit will be settled in a number of shares of common stock ranging from 0% to 150% of the performance unit depending on the company's actual production results as compared to budget. The performance units also vest in the event of a qualifying change of control and vest on a limited basis in the case of death or disability.
(5) The performance units will be forfeited upon a termination of employment for any reason other than death and disability.

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