Jun 3, 2021
Potatoes USA seeking nominations for board members for 2022-25 term

Nominations are now being accepted for 58 soon-to-be-open spots on Potatoes USA’s board of directors. The term period will be 2022-25.

Potatoes USA, the marketing arm of the U.S. potato industry, is seeking potato producers to fill seats from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Additionally, Potatoes USA is seeking an importer of potatoes, as well as a member of the public to sit on the board.

Potatoes USA is the nation’s potato research and promotion organization and is the central organizing force in implementing programs to strengthen demand for U.S. potatoes. Potatoes USA provides the ideas, information, tools, and inspiration for the industry to unite in achieving common goals.

All state potato organizations have received the information and materials to begin the process of seeking and nominating interested growers. Appointed growers will be seated on the board at the 2022 annual meeting in Denver, which is scheduled for March 8-10, 2022.

Board member guidelines

It serves the good of both potato production regions and Potatoes USA by recruiting Board Members who will take an active interest in participating on the Board. A Board Member should communicate the interests of his/her production region to the Board and carry the message of the Board back to his/her farming community. A nominee for Potatoes USA should be willing to:

  • Attend the board’s annual meeting held in March each year of the three-year term, 2022-25.
  • Be active in the potato-farming community.
  • Be visible in community work, participate in local government, cultural or business affairs — someone who is a leader.
  • Be willing to represent and communicate with his/her constituents on a regular basis.
  • Take the time to actively support Potatoes USA programs in his/her area.
  • Speak to grower groups, newspaper reporters and interested parties about Potatoes USA programs, relating the value of the Board to all growers, how the 3-cent per hundredweight assessment is invested and ask for input from those interested in becoming active in the promotion of potatoes.

If you are interested in being considered by your state grower leadership to fill an open spot representing your state, please contact your state program manager.

Alternatively, contact Carrie Connelly at the Potatoes USA office in Denver by calling 303-369-7783 or emailing [email protected]

The nominating process will be completed by Aug. 15, 2021.

75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


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