Deadline looms to nominate a potato industry leader

11/28/2011 11:36:00 AM
By The Grower Staff

The deadline to nominate an industry leader for the Potato Man of the Year or Potato Man for All Seasons award is Dec. 1, just a few days away.

The awards are presented by The Grower and its sister publications, The Packer, in conjunction with the National Potato Council.

The Potato Man of the Year recognizes someone who has devoted an extraordinary amount of time during 2011 to promote a potato industry issue.

Chris Voigt of the Washington Potato Commission recieved the 2010 Potato Man of the Year award for his work to highlight the nutritional content of spuds.

The Potato Man for All Seasons is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes someone who has devoted his or her life to bettering the potato industry.

Read about 2009 Potato Man for All Seasons Allen Floyd, a Washington potato grower.

To nominate someone, download the form by clicking here.

You may submit up to two additional sheets of paper with the reasons why you think this person is deserving.

Scan the pages and e-mail them to Grower editor Vicky Boyd at vlboyd@vancepublishing.com or fax them to (209) 571-0419.

The award will be presented at the NPC awards banquet, Jan. 7, in Orlando.



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