The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission Celebrates 60-Year Milestone Celebration With New Logo and Special Shoutouts; Michelle Grainger Comments
BENSON, NC - Over the past six decades, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission (NCSPC) has not only been helping support the sweetpotato category, but they have been racking up a hefty fanbase as they’ve done it. As the organization celebrated its 60-year anniversary milestone, the commission received an outpouring of shoutouts from well-known names via social media, including TV and movie personalities, government officials, singers, and academics. To kick off the celebration, NCSPC also unveiled its new anniversary logo, as we recently covered.
“There are many exciting things planned to mark our 60 years,” said Michelle Grainger, Executive Director. “In the coming weeks we will be sharing more of our story with our commodity friends, that North Carolina is the nation’s largest producer and exporter of sweetpotatoes, and of course educating them that Sweetpotato is one word! There’s plenty more to come throughout this year, and we encourage the community to follow us on our social media channels to stay in the sweet loop to learn more about North Carolina sweetpotatoes, their health benefits, delicious and versatile recipes, and new and exciting ways to prepare them.”
Some of the famous figures that sent well wishes to NCSPC on its momentus 60-year milestone, celebrated June 30, include: Dionne Warwick, Ted Nugent, Andrew Zimmern, Carla Hall, Kristi Yamaguchi, Dr. Oz, House Representative David Rouzer, and many more.
In addition to fun shoutouts, to celebrate the big day, NCSPC is revealing a plethora of experiences for consumers and the organization’s social media fans, schools, and trade, which will create excitement for everyone.
According to a press release, in return, the only wish that NCSPC has for its birthday is that produce industry members and shoppers will join them in using the scientific one-word spelling of their state vegetable. The spelling of sweetpotato as one word was officially adopted by the National Sweetpotato Collaborators in 1989, and is recognized as one word by the International Potato Center in Peru. Will you join them in their mission?
Congratulations once again to NCSPC as it rings in 60 years in the industry!