The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Feb. 16 named 33 representatives to three-year terms on the Denver-based National Potato Promotion Board.

Newly appointed members representing producers include:

  • Jared Fielding,  Shelley, Idaho;
  • Alex Tiede, American Falls, Idaho;
  • Garth Steed, Malta, Idaho;
  • Dewey Crane, King Hill, Idaho;
  • Chris Wada, Idaho Falls, Idaho;
  • Rick Likes, Shelley, Idaho;
  • Brian Jones, Rupert, Idaho;
  • Lynn Wilcox, Rexburg, Idaho;
  • Shari Kitchen, Elmira, Mich.;
  • Joe Thompson, Hemingford, Neb.;
  • Michael Brooks, Elmer, N.J.;
  • Eric James, Elizabeth City, N. C.;
  • Laura Huddle, Napolean, Ohio;
  • Lon Baley, Merrill, Ore.;
  • Wayne Amstad, Sherwood, Ore.;
  • Doug Edward Poe, Connell, Wash.;
  • Ted Tschirky, Connell, Wash.; and
  • Alan Jay Brown, Cheyenne, Wyo.  


Also new to the board, representing importers, is Sanjiv Kakkar, of Lawrenceville, N.J.

Board members reappointed to represent producers are:

  • Roger Christensen, Center, Colo.;
  • Wyatt Penfold, Driggs, Idaho;
  • Brett Jensen, Idaho Falls, Idaho;
  • Ryan Wayne Cranney, Oakley, Idaho;
  • Adam Culler, Samaria, Mich.;
  • Lonnie Dean Spokely, Nielsville, Minn.;
  • Peter Arlen Ewing, Becker, Minn.;
  • John Meyer, Cohocton, N.Y.;
  • Mitch Jorde, Cando, N.D.;
  • H. Bruce Richardson Jr., Capeville, Va.;
  • Stacy Kniveton, Pasco, Wash.;
  • Diana Garza Martinez, Moses Lake, Wash.;
  • Kathy Blasdel, Kennewick, Wash.; and
  • Michael Carter, Schofield, Wis.