Thirteen New Members Appointed to Potatoes USA Board of Directors; Jason Davenport Comments
DENVER, CO - The growth of the potato category isn’t slowing down any time soon, in part due to the work of Potatoes USA, which consistently uplifts potato suppliers to provide a generous boost to the sector. On March 8, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) swore in 33 members to the organization’s Board at its Annual Meeting.
“I am appreciative of the potato industry and for the time I have spent working with so many great farmers and industry members over the last several years during my time serving on the Executive Board of Potatoes USA,” said Jason Davenport, Chairman of the Board and President of Allied Potato. “I look forward to the year ahead as Chairman and hope that as an industry we all find ways to navigate the difficulties of rising costs, supply chain challenges, global inflation, as well as dealing with labor and trucking shortages and come out stronger at the end of this, with more experience and resolve for a brighter future and outlook on agriculture. I am certain that the path forward is to continue to work together and collaborate as an industry.”
This year, the USDA appointed 13 new members and reappointed 20 members to serve three-year terms, as explained in a press release. This brings Potatoes USA’s Board to 104 members this year, including growers, importers, and one public member.
Every year, Board Members are nominated by the industry to be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The newly appointed or reappointed members were sworn in by Alex Caryl, Branch Chief of the Market Development Division of the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service’s Specialty Crops Program.
To see a full list of Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors, click here.
Congratulations to all of these leaders for taking on a critical role with this industry organization. For more growth updates and leadership appointments, keep clicking on ANUK.