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National potato leadership to attend field days

Michael R Wenkel  | Published on 8/16/2017

To ensure growers in Michigan are up-to-date on national efforts representative of the National Potato Council and Potatoes USA will be in the state the week of August 28th including attendance at the Rogers City and Upper Peninsula Field days, August 29th and 30th respectively. In addition to field day attendance farm stops are being coordinated for the week.

John Halverson with Black Gold Farms and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Potatoes USA board will be present at the Rogers City field day on the 29th providing an update on their marketing and research programs.

Halverson, along with Blair Richardson, CEO of Potatoes USA and John Keeling, Executive Vice President of the National Potato Council will attend the Upper Peninsula field day on the 30th.

“It’s exciting to have the industry’s leadership here in Michigan with a goal of getting on farms and understanding our growers needs.” stated Mike Wenkel, executive director of the Michigan Potato Industry Commission. “This is a great opportunity for our growers to hear first hand national efforts of the industry and share concerns.”

Potatoes USA is the branded name of the federal marketing order for the global promotion of potatoes and potato products of the US. The National Potato Councils in the national organization that advocates for national policies that create a positive environment for growing potatoes in the US.