Mar 26, 2018Potatoes USA chooses leadership
The Potatoes USA, 2018 Annual Meeting came to a close last week with the election of a new board chairman and executive committee.
Dan Moss of Declo, Idaho, was elected to serve as chairman for the coming year. Jaren Raybould of Saint Anthony, Idaho, and Phil Hickman of Horntown, Virginia, were elected to co-chair the Domestic Marketing Committee; Marty Myers of Boardman, Oregon, and Steve Streich of Kalispell, Montana, were elected to co-chair the International Marketing Committee, Sheldon Rockey of Center, Colorado, and Heidi Randall of Friesland, Wisconsin, were elected to co-chair the Industry Outreach Committee, Chris Hansen of Bliss, New York, and Eric Schroeder of Antigo, Wisconsin, were elected to co-chair the Research Committee and Jason Davenport of Arvin, California, was elected to chair the Finance and Policy Committee.
Potatoes USA said Moss in his acceptance speech thanked outgoing Chairman John Halverson of Arbyrd, Missouri, for his excellent leadership this past year.
“Moss noted all of the progress that has been made in the research programs as increased funding has been secured for potato production and nutrition research,” the group wrote. “Dan praised the new Potatoes & Performance Strategy and expressed his excitement for the ‘What Are You Eating?’ execution revealed at the meeting.”
Moss also complemented the marketing staff for all of the work being conducted in the international markets and the resulting continued growth in exports but cautioned that he is concerned about the negative trade environment and potential impacts on exports.