Benson, N.C. – The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission (NCSPC) has announced a new slate of members to its board of directors. Elections were held during the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission’s Annual Meeting, which took place in Goldsboro, N.C., on Jan. 17.
Brent Leggett of Leggett Farming Partnership in Nashville, N.C., succeeds Jeffery Lee of Benson, N.C., as President. Other electees the NCSPC board include Rob Hill of Tull Hill Farms in Kinston, N.C. (Vice President) and Kim K. LeQuire of Kornegay Family Farms and Produce in Princeton, N.C. (Secretary-Treasurer). Additional board members include:
- Johnny Barnes, Barnes Farming Corp., Spring Hope, N.C.
- Clay Gardner, CEG Farms Inc., Angier, N.C.
- Frank Howell, Howell Farming Co., Inc., Goldsboro, N.C.
- Jim Jones, Jones Family Farms, Bailey, N.C.
- Dewey Scott, Scott Farms, Lucma, N.C.
- Scott Sullivan, Sullivan Farms, Inc., Lucama, N.C.
- Lynwood Vick, Vick Family Farms, Wilson, N.C.
- Craig West, West Family Farms Partnershp, Fremont, N.C.
- Michael Wood, J Roland Wood Farms, Benson, N.C.
“Our board of directors is made up of growers, packer-shippers and processors who are actively involved in the sweet potato industry,” said Kelly McIver, Executive Director of the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission. “Through their help, we are able to maintain our status as the No.1 sweet potato producing state. We look forward to another successfully sweet year!”
The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission Inc. is a nonprofit corporation made up of over 400 sweet potato growers along with the packers, processors and business associates that support them. The sole purpose of the Commission is to increase sweet potato consumption through education, promotional activities, research and honorable horticultural practices among its producers.
About the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission
Headquartered in the No. 1 sweet potato producing state in the United States, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission is an industry leader made up of sweet potato growers, packers, processors and business associates that support them. Founded in 1961, the nonprofit corporation stays true to the sole purpose of the sweet potato farmers who chartered it – to increase sweet potato consumption through education, promotional activities, research and honorable horticultural practices. To learn more about the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, please visit NCSweetPotatoes.com or follow the Commission on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.