Industry Associations

Matthew R. Ott, new President and CEO of FPSA
April 29, 2024

Matthew R. Ott named new President and CEO of FPSA

The Food Production Solutions Association announced that it has hired Matthew R. Ott as its new President and CEO.
USDA Appoints 32 Members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors
April 29, 2024

USDA Appoints 32 Members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the appointment of 32 members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors.
Revolutionizing Food Production
March 28, 2024

Rebranding the FPSA: Food Production Solutions Association

FPSA - formerly known as Food Processing Suppliers Association - has rebranded as the Food Production Solutions Association, emphasizing innovation and collaboration to enhance food production efficiency and safety.
Bob Mattive of Colorado Elected National Potato Council President. (Courtesy: National Potato Council)
March 05, 2024

Bob Mattive of Colorado Elected National Potato Council President

The National Potato Council (NPC) installed its 2024 roster of Executive Committee members this week at the organization’s annual Washington Summit.
Newly-elected PSA executive committee with CEO John Mesko during the winter board meeting at Potato Expo in Austin, TX. From L to R: Shane Sampels, Mike Wenkel, Tracy Shinners-Carnelley, John Mesko, Ritchey Toevs.
February 04, 2024

Potato Sustainability Alliance Elects Executive Committee

The Potato Sustainability Alliance’s (PSA) Board of Directors selected new executive committee members at its winter board meeting held last month month during the 2024 Potato Expo in Austin, Texas.
The Idaho Potato Commission’s Frites Campaign Crowned Grand Champion, Sweeps Awards at Best of NAMA 2023
May 22, 2023

The Idaho Potato Commission’s Frites Campaign Crowned Grand Champion, Sweeps Awards at Best of NAMA 2023

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was declared the Grand Champion at the National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) award show held on April 26 in St. Louis, MO for its public relations campaign Frites by Idaho.
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RJ Andrus of Idaho Elected National Potato Council President
March 09, 2023

RJ Andrus of Idaho Elected National Potato Council President

The National Potato Council (NPC) installed its 2023 roster of Executive Committee members at the organization’s annual Washington Summit.
WPVGA Proudly Presents Annual Industry Awards
February 21, 2023

Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Presents Annual Industry Awards

In addition to its annual Hall of Fame induction, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) presented several other annual Industry Awards during a banquet on February 8, 2023, in Stevens Point.
Randy Fleishauer, elected as President of the WPVGA Board of Directors for 2023.
February 20, 2023

Fleishauer Elected WPVGA Board President for 2023

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Board of Directors has elected Randy Fleishauer as its President for 2023.
National Potato Council Releases New Logo Reflecting its Mission of ‘Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill’
December 22, 2022

National Potato Council Releases New Logo Reflecting its Mission of ‘Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill’

In only the third time in its 74-year history, the National Potato Council released a new logo that better reflects its public policy focus and roots in Washington, D.C.
New Hire and Promotions at the Idaho Potato Commission
October 22, 2022

New Hire and Promotions at the Idaho Potato Commission

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently announced the addition of Sam Eaton as the new Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs. Ross Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Retail and International.
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Announces Rebrand
October 13, 2022

Northern Plains Potato Growers Association now goes by Northland Potatoes

Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) has announced a name change and will now be doing business as Northland Potato Growers Association. The new name includes a new logo and brand design
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The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed new Program Coordinator Madeleine Poulin to assist the council as it promotes the interests of U.S. potato growers, their families, and the rural communities they support.
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August 27, 2022

IFPA Announces New Board of Directors Slate for 2023

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced the slate of new directors for the 2023 IFPA Board of Directors. The volunteer leaders will be confirmed by a ballot shared with membership and their board term will begin at the end of October.
Meet the growers leading the Potatoes USA committees.
August 22, 2022

Meet the growers leading the Potatoes USA committees

There are five Potatoes USA Board Member committees that are overseen and led by nine members of the industry. Together, with the Chair and Past Chair, these committee chairs also make up the Executive Committee. Meet the Committee Chairs...!
New Idaho Potato Commission CEO is a potato guy through and through
May 30, 2022

New Idaho Potato Commission CEO is a potato guy through and through

In as much as it’s possible, Jamey Higham, the new president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, has potatoes in his blood. Higham, who in February took over leadership of the commission that promotes the state’s most famous product
SNAC International Elects New Officers & Directors
March 30, 2022

SNAC International Elects New Officers & Directors

SNAC International President and CEO, Elizabeth Avery, recently announced the election of new Board officers and directors.
 USDA appoints new board members for Potatoes USA
March 05, 2022

USDA appoints new board members for Potatoes USA

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