Jan 9, 2017
New members appointed to Potatoes USA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 39 members to the National Potato Promotion Board, doing business as Potatoes USA. Each representative will serve a three-year term of office beginning March 1.

Newly appointed members representing producers are:

  • Jaclyn Green, of Edison, California
  • Sheldon Rockey, of Center, Colorado
  • Bryan R. Jones, of Elkton, Florida
  • Aaron Hepworth, of Burley, Idaho
  • LaVel Stoker, of Burley, Idaho
  • Kevin Searle, of Shelley, Idaho
  • Jennifer Borowicz, of Argyle, Minnesota
  • James R. Allen, of Alliance, Nebraska
  • Tom Enander, of Grenora, North Dakota
  • Martin Myers, of Boardman, Oregon
  • Tim Gonzalez, of Springlake, Texas
  • Kyle Barclay, of Kennewick, Washington
  • Melissa Bedlington-Kleindel, of Lynden, Washington
  • Travis Meacham, of Moses Lake, Washington
  • Shelley R. Olsen, of Othello, Washington
  • Chad Sullivan, of Pasco, Washington
  • Tyler Tschirky, of Pasco, Washington
  • Melva J. Calloway, of Quincy, Washington
  • Erin Baginski, of Antigo, Wisconsin
  • Keith Wolter, of Antigo, Wisconsin

The following producers are reappointed to the board:

Kael Koompin, of American Falls, Idaho

  • Thomas Kress, of American Falls, Idaho
  • Jerry Tominaga, of Heyburn, Idaho
  • Dwight Little II, of Newdale, Idaho
  • Bob Conger, of Rexburg, Idaho
  • Katie Floming, of Savanna, Illinois
  • Brandon Berce, of Saint Agatha, Maine
  • Jay LaJoie, of Van Buren, Maine
  • Casey Weldon Hoverson, of Larimore, North Dakota
  • William Sheldon, of Ray, North Dakota
  • Kerry Anthony Heilig, of Moses Lake, Washington
  • Gerald Greenwalt, of Quincy, Washington
  • Brandon Schaapman, of Quincy, Washington
  • Mike Madsen, of Tri-Cities, Washington
  • Eric William Schroeder, of Antigo, Wisconsin
  • Mark S. Finnessy, of Plover, Wisconsin

Newly appointed importers are Edward Barnhill, of Burlington, Massachusetts, and Vernon Thomas, of Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. Sanjiv Kakkar, of Hamilton, New Jersey, is reappointed as an importer.






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