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Entries tagged with: Washington State Potato Commission


Calloway elected WSPC chairman

Rex Calloway of Quincy was elected chairman of the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) during its annual meeting. Calloway succeeds Mike Dodds as chairman, and will begin his term on July 1. Dodds will continue to serve on the commission and the WSPC executive committee as past chairman. Other members of the WSPC executive committee are: Stacey Kniveton of Pasco, first vice chairman Roger Hawley of Burlington, second vice chairman Mike Madsen of Plymouth, secretary…  » Read more

Charvet receives award

Ellie Charvet received the 2016 Industry Leadership Award from the Washington State Potato Foundation during the Washington/Oregon Potato Conference in Kennewick, Washington. Charvet works for Harvest Fresh of Othello, Washington. He has been a member of the Washington State Potato Commission, serving on the Research and Finance Committee, since 1999. He also served on the National Potato Council’s finance committee. He and his wife, Carol, have been married for 47 years and are the parents…  » Read more

WSPC elects new executive commission and chairman

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) elected a new executive commission and chairman for the year beginning July 1, 2015. Mike Dodds is the new WSPC chairman, replacing Nelson Cox. Dodds is the raw material and environmental manager for Basic American Foods’ Moses Lake facility. Cox will continue to serve on the WSPC executive committee as the past chairman. Also serving on the WSPC executive committee is: Rex Calloway, 1st vice chairman Stacey Kniveton, 2nd…  » Read more

WSPC hires Blua

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) has hired Matthew Blua as its director of industry outreach.             Blua’s role  will focus on providing technical advice and assistance to the industry regarding pest and plant diagnostics, food safety and sustainability programs. He will oversee various research projects funded by the WSPC and coordinate efforts with other research institutions to develop key educational information.             Blua previously worked at the University of California-Riverside as a research scientist…  » Read more

WSPC elects new executive committee

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) elected  a new executive committee for 2014-2015. Nelson Cox was named chairman. His term begins on July 1. Cox succeeds Jared Balcom as chairman. Balcom has served on the WSPC since 2005. He will continue to serve on the executive committee as past chairman. Remaining members of the executive committee are: Mike Dodds, first vice chairman; Nick Johnson, second vice chairman; Rex Calloway, secretary and Stacy Kniveton, treasurer. The…  » Read more

Washington, Colorado food banks benefit from Super Bowl bet

A Super Bowl bet between the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) and the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) has resulted in 25,500 pounds of potatoes being donated to food banks in both Seattle and Denver. The bet between the two organizations was for 500 pounds of potatoes to be donated for each point scored in the game to a food bank in the city of the winning team. The Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 victory over the…  » Read more
Spence named director of industry outreach for WSPC

Spence named director of industry outreach for WSPC

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) has named Raina Spence as its new director of industry outreach. Spence's role at the commission will be focused on providing technical advice and assistance to the industry on food safety, sustainability programs and pest and plant diagnostics. She will oversee various research projects funded by the WSPC and coordinate efforts with other research institutions to develop key educational information. Findings from these initiatives will be distributed to growers,…  » Read more