US Potato Growers Select 2016 Leadership National Potato Council

NPC 2016 Executive Committee, Standing, from left to right: Cully Easterday, Larry Alsum and Dominic LaJoie.
Seated, from left to right: Britt Raybould, Jim Tiede, Dan Lake and Dwayne Weyers.

At the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2016 Annual Meeting, held January 14-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jim Tiede from James Tiede Farms of American Falls, Idaho, was elected to serve as NPC’s president for 2016 and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.

NPC delegates also approved Dwayne Weyers from Center, Colorado, as First Vice President and Vice President of the Grower and Public Relations Committee.

Additional members of the Executive Committee include: Cully Easterday of Pasco, Washington, as Vice President of the Trade Affairs Committee, Larry Alsum of Friesland, Wisconsin, as Vice President of the Finance and Office Procedures Committee and Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine, as Vice President of the Environmental Affairs Committee. Britt Raybould of St. Anthony, Idaho, is a new member of the Executive Committee and was elected as the Vice President of the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee.

NPC’s 2015 president Dan Lake of Ronan, Montana, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past President.

As president, Tiede will host the 2016 NPC Summer Meeting, July 13-15, in Park City, Utah.