Michigan Potato Industry Commission

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission was created to foster and promote an economically viable potato industry in Michigan by providing responsible leadership for the industry.  The Commission provides leadership in disseminating information to foster the growth and well-being of the potato industry, all the while representing the interests of the industry at state, national, and international levels.The Commission will maintain adequate funding sources to achieve its goals through research, promotion, education, and communication.  Additionally, it's required to conduct a meeting of growers and shippers annually. The appointments of this board are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
 

Statute

 

Contact Information

Michael R. Wenkel
Executive Director
Michigan Potato Industry Commission
3515 W. Road, Suite A
East Lansing, Michigan, 48823
Phone: (517) 253-7372
Fax: (517) 253-7373
Email: mike@mipotato.com or info@mipotato.com



Members

Guthry Laurie, Caro
Chip growers
Term expires 7/1/19
 
Jonathan Yoder, Sturgis
Chip growers
Term expires 7/1/22
 
Rebecca Johnson, Grand Rapids
Growers-at-large
Term expires 7/1/22
 
Benjamin Sklarczyk, Johannesburg
Seed growers
Term expires 7/1/22
 
Travis Horkey, Dundee
Fresh growers
Term expires 7/1/22
 
Mathew Skogman, Foster City
Seed growers
Term expires 7/1/22
 
Philip Gusmano, Grosse Pointe Farms
Process shippers and processors
Term expires 7/1/22
 
Donald Kitchen, Elmira
Fresh growers
Term expires 7/1/22
 
Matt Wilkes, Rockford
Shippers/Retailers
Term expires 7/1/22