USDA Announces Appointments to the National Potato Promotion Board…Congratulations Dan and Jennifer

Last week, USDA announced the appointment of 42 members to serve on the National Potato Promotion Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms from March 1, 2020, through Feb. 28, 2023.

Appointed to represent Maine producers are Dan Blackstone and Jennifer Gogan. Congratulations to you both!!

Members appointed or reappointed are:

  • Arizona Producer: Greg Hebdon
  • California Producer: Jaclyn Johnston Green
  • Florida Producer: Bryan R. Jones
  • Idaho Producers: R. Morgan Andrus, Robert Giesbrecht, Kamren Koompin, Ryan Moss, Kent G. Peterson, Andrew Porath, Justin E. Searle, Kevin Searle
  • Illinois Producer: Matthew Floming
  • Maine Producers: M. Dan Blackstone, Jennifer Gogan
  • Michigan Producer: Scott Hanson
  • Minnesota Producers: Jennifer Borowicz, Casey Folson
  • Nebraska Producers: Tyler Backemeyer, Troy C. Sorensen
  • North Dakota Producers: Tom Enander, David Fedje, Bradley Nilson
  • Oregon Producers: Jess Blatchford, Marty Myers
  • Texas Producers: Steven F. Barrett, Tim Gonzalez
  • Washington Producers: Kyle Barclay, Melissa Bedlington-Kleindel, Juan F. Martinez, Travis Meacham, Chris Olsen, Chad Sullivan, Tyler Tschirky, Colt Underwood, Dennis Wright
  • Wisconsin Producers: Erin M. Baginski, Michael Carter, Josh Knights, Kevin Schleicher, Keith G Wolter
  • Importers: Kathryn deVries-Ruehs, Vernon Thomas

More information about the National Potato Promotion Board, including a roster of members, is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Potato Promotion Board webpage and on the board’s website,

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