Potatoes USA is the marketing and promotion board for the US potato industry. It has elected its new leadership during its 48th annual meeting on March 11. The newly elected chairman and executive committee will lead the 99 board members through 2020-21.
As reported by spudman.com, Marty Myers of Boardman, Oregon, was elected chairman of the board. Prior to this role, Myers served a six-year term on the board from 2010-16 and co-chaired the International Marketing Committee for two of those years. He began his current term on the board in 2017 and co-chaired the International Marketing Committee for another three years.
Myers has been in the potato industry for 24 years and currently works for Threemile Canyon Farms, focusing on the chip, frozen and seed sectors. He is also R.D. Offutt Company’s Western Business Manager for Farming and Agriculture, where he oversees operations in Oregon, Washington and Nevada.
“It’s all about the great people in this industry,” Myers said when asked what he enjoys most about his work. “The potato industry truly is unique; it is a young, vibrant and diverse group.”
Myers said that as chairman, he is looking forward to working with the Executive and Administration Committees and the Potatoes USA staff to build on the great work that was done last year. He is also looking forward to working with growers from different regions across the US.