Apr 24, 2024
USDA appoints 32 members to Potatoes USA board

The USDA has appointed 32 members to Potatoes USA’s board of directors, including 30 producer members and two importers, for three-year terms expiring in February 2027.

Candidates are proposed by the industry in an annual nomination process and are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture after review, according to a news release.

The board guides Potatoes USA’s efforts to promote and support the potato industry. setting strategic goals and objectives for the organization and allocating resources to marketing, research and education initiatives. The board monitors these programs’ performance to ensure they are effective and impactful potato growers, processors and other stakeholders.

New board members

  • Jaclyn Green – Edison, California
  • Cliff Shaw – Monte Vista, Colorado
  • Daniel J. Corey – St. Augustine, Florida
  • Brad Reed – Pingree, Idaho
  • Derek Peterson – Rexburg, Idaho
  • Jaren Raybould – St. Anthony, Idaho
  • Jordan C. Thomas – Rupert, Idaho
  • Nate McBride – Rupert, Idaho
  • Gabriel Boldt – Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Steve Elfering – Meridian, Idaho
  • Trevor Searle – Burley, Idaho
  • Adam DeGroot – Saint Anne, Illinois
  • Danny Deprey – Mars Hill, Maine
  • John Halverson – Arbyrd, Missouri
  • Tara May – O’Neill, Nebraska
  • Hunter Gibbs – Swan Quarter, North Carolina
  • Andrew Moquist – Crystal, North Dakota
  • Kathy Sponheim – Urbana, Ohio
  • Jason Davenport – Boardman, Oregon
  • Jonathon Springstead – Boardman, Oregon
  • Travis Meacham – Moses Lake, Washington
  • Sanjiv Kakkar – Princeton, New Jersey (importer member)

Reappointed board members

  • Jace Jensen – Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Ryan Tucker – Shelbyville, Michigan
  • Brian Mahany – Arkport, New York
  • Camburn Shephard – Crystal, North Dakota
  • Bruce Richardson, Jr. – Capeville, Virginia
  • James Baker – Moses Lake, Washington
  • Michael M. Pink – Pasco, Washington
  • Shelley R. Olsen – Othello, Washington
  • Wendy Dykstra – Friesland, Wisconsin
  • Clifton Smith – Bancroft, Wisconsin (importer member)

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