Grower Supporters

NPC is a grower-created and grower-run organization dedicated to Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill. Our annual Grower Supporter campaign provides resources to promote and protect the potato industry’s interest in Washington, D.C., like The Eye on D.C. weekly e-newsletter, social media engagement and the new bi-weekly Eye on Potatoes Podcast.

With a new Congress and administration focused on issues that could impact the ability of growers like you to farm, NPC’s advocacy efforts are more important than ever.

In 2021, NPC is focused on top priorities such as:

  • Ensuring potatoes retain their rightful place in federal nutrition programs
  • Investing in potato science and research
  • Supporting ag labor reform provisions that ensure a sustainable workforce
  • Advocating for transportation reforms and infrastructure investments that make it easier to get potatoes to market both domestically and internationally
  • Finalizing to a workable market access agreement with China for chipping potatoes
  • Building on success of Japan FTA with new market access
  • Expanding Mexico fresh access
  • Promoting additional free trade and market access agreements

As NPC continues to work through this financially challenging year, we want to recognize the 393 growers and industry partners who joined our 2021 Grower Supporter Campaign. Due to your continued support of this organization, we are able to continue our efforts to amplify the voice of the U.S. potato industry on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington, D.C.

2021 Diamond Supporters

Larry Alsum, Wendy Alsum-Dykstra, Heidi Alsum-Randall, Alsum Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
Jared Balcom, Balcom & Moe, Inc., Washington
AgriNorthwest, Washington
Dale Collette, MV Collette Farms, North Dakota
Todd Cornelison, High Country Potato, Idaho
Segundo Diaz, Martinez Farms, Colorado
Steve Diercks, Coloma Farms Inc., Wisconsin
Todd Gerratt, Ida Gold Farms, Idaho
Eric Halverson, Black Gold Farms, Inc., North Dakota
Randy Hardy, Hardy Farms, Idaho
Greg Juul, G-2 Farming, LLC, Oregon
Bill Kimm, Kimm Seed Potatoes, Montana
Kyle Lennard, Lennard Ag Company, Indiana
Roger Mix, Mix Farms, Colorado
Dave Moquist, O.C. Schulz & Sons, North Dakota
Grant Morris, Schneider Farms-Pasco LLC, Washington
Ryan Moss, Moss Farms, Idaho
Lynn Olsen, L.J. Olsen Inc., Washington
Steve Ottum, Potandon Produce, Idaho
Jeremie Pavelski, Heartland Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
Richard Pavelski, Heartland Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
Britt Raybould, Raybould Brothers Farms, Idaho
Brian Sackett, Sackett Potatoes, Michigan
Ed Schnieder, Schneider Farms – Pasco LLC, Washington
Cliff Schutt, Schutter Seed Farm, Inc., Montana
John Schutter, Schutter Seed Farm, Inc., Montana
Nick Schutter, Schutter Seed Farm, Inc., Montana
Sid Schutter, Schutter Seed Farm, Inc., Montana
Ben Sklarczyk, Sklarczyk Seed Farm LLC, Michigan
Sklarczyk Seed Farm LLC, Michigan
Sterman Masser, Inc., Pennsylvania
James Tiede, Tiede Farms, Idaho
Jason Tillman, Monte Vista Potato Growers, Colorado
Nick Venhuizen, Spring Creek Farms, Inc., Montana
Tim Venhuizen, Spring Creek Farms, Inc., Montana
Kim Wahlen, Kim Wahlen Farms, Idaho
David Warsh, Warsh Farms, Colorado
James Wysocki, Wysocki Family of Companies, Wisconsin

2021 Platinum Supporters

Advanced Farm Equipment LLC, Michigan
Tony Amstad, Oregon
David Bartlett, Bartlett Farms, Maine
Randy Bauscher, B&H Farms, Idaho
Nic Behrend, Behrend & Knittel Farms, Idaho
Robert Bender, Tasteful Selections, LLC, California
Berce Potato Company, Maine
John Bobek, Trembling Prairie Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
Dave Budd, Metzler Systems, Inc., New Jersey
Steven Caron, G&S Farms, Inc., Maine
Ralph Child, Childstock Farms, New York
Steve Crane, Crane Bros. Farms, Maine
Justin Dagen, Dagen Heritage Farms, Minnesota
Mark Darrington, Big D Farms LLC, Idaho
Jeffrey DeWald, Lincoln Agribusiness Services, Massachusetts
Keith Doyen, Willard C. Doyen & Sons, Maine
Mark Finnessy, Okray Family Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
Jared Gehring, Gehring Agri-Business, Idaho
Dean Gibson, Magic Valley Produce, Idaho
John Halverson, Black Gold Farms, Missouri
Mark Hammer, Mullen Farms, Washington
Doug Hanks, Hanks Farms, Inc., Idaho
Greg Harris, Castle Rock Farming, Oregon
Brent Heisler, Johnson Foundation Seed Farm, LLC, North Dakota
Gene Herr, Herr Foods, Inc., Pennsylvania
Dennis Iott, Iott Seed Farm Inc., Michigan
Jeff Jennings, John E. Ferebee Farming, Inc., North Carolina
Brett Jensen, Brett Jensen Farms, Idaho
J.W. Mattek & Sons, Inc., Wisconsin
Lloyd Kuster, Bremer Insurance Agencies, Inc., North Dakota
Dominic & Rachel LaJoie, LaJoie Growers LLC, Maine
Dan Lake, Lake Seed, Inc., Montana
David Lake, Lake Seed, Inc., Montana
Pat Lake, Lake Seed, Inc., Montana
Tim Lake, Lake Seed, Inc., Montana
Macy Farms LLC, Oregon
Gary Mahany, Mahany Farms, New York
Andy McGlinn, Crown Farms, Maine
Todd Michael, Michael Family Farms, Wisconsin
Kathy Michael-Sponheim, Michael Family Farms, Ohio
Gerald Miller, Aroostook Produce Dist. Inc., Maine
Randy Mullen, Mullen Farms, Washington
Bret Nedrow, J.R. Simplot Company, Idaho
Dick Okray, Okray Family Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
James Okray, Okray Family Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
Sheldon Rockey, Rockey Farms LLC, Colorado
Eric Schroeder, Schroeder brothers Farms, Inc.
Nick Somers, Plover River Farm Alliance, Wisconsin
Ed Staunton, Staunton Farms, California
Steve Streich, Streich & Associates, Inc., Montana
Johnny Thiele, Gilleshammer-Thiele Farms Inc., North Dakota
Preston Thiele, Gilleshammer-Thiele Farms Inc., North Dakota
Ted Tschirky, Tschirky Farms, Washington
Tri-Cities Produce, Inc., Washington
Weston Walker, Gold Dust Potato Processors, Inc., Oregon
Lynn Wilcox, Floyd Wilcox & Sons, Inc., Idaho

2021 Gold Supporters

Ronald Abrams, Abrams Homestead Farms, LLC, New Jersey
Les Alderete, Skyline Potato, Colorado
Brian Baglien, Tobiason Potato Co., Inc., North Dakota
Kramer Bell, Bell Bros., Maine
Eric Blaser, Blaser Sandy Sage Farms, Idaho
Jonathan Blass, Coolridge Farms, Pennsylvania
Michael Brooks, Dusty Lane Farms LLC, New Jersey
Dennis Bula, Bula Potato Farms, Wisconsin
Bill Buyan, Buyan Ranch Inc., Montana
Robert Campbell, Cal-Ore Seed, California
Milt Carter, CSS Farms, LLC, South Dakota
Ellie Charvet, Washington
Alan Collette Farming Association, North Dakota
John Coombs, Coombs Sod Farms, LLC, New Jersey
Duane Cruzan, Cruzandale Farms, New Jersey
Dan Dyk, Dyk Seed Potatoes LLC, Montana
Jeff Edling, Edling Farms, Inc., Minnesota
Scott Fenters, Easy Growing LLC, Oregon
W.S. Floyd, W.S. Floyd Farms, Virginia
GPOD of Idaho, Idaho
Hafner Seed Farms Inc., Wisconsin
Blake Haney, Reddi Cut Potatoes LLC, Texas
Bryan Henninger, Ag World Support Systems, Washington
Robert Jackson, North Dakota
Danny Johns, Blue Sky Farms, Florida
Dale & Rodney Johnson, Johnson Brothers, Inc., Michigan
Gerald King, King’s Potatoes, Pennsylvania
Michael Kirsch, Madras Farms, Oregon
Kenneth Koompin, Koompin Farms, Idaho
Klaren Koompin, Koompin Farms, Idaho
Bryon A. Kunugi, Kunugi Farms, Inc., Colorado
Keith Labrie, Labrie Farms, LLC, Maine
Rodney Lake, Southwind Farms, Idaho
Clay & Christy Largacci, 4C Farms of Florida LLC, Florida
Thomas Luedtke, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Nebraska
Doug Michael, Michael Farms, Inc., Florida
Tyler Mitchell, Mike Mitchell Farms, LLC, Colorado
Frank Muir, Idaho Potato Commission, Idaho
Michael Murphy & Peter Wallace, M&W Seed Company, New York
Ernie Myers, Mountain Valley Produce, LLC, Colorado
Erica Peabody, Fitzpatrick & Peabody Farms LLC, Maine
Nick Phelps, M.K. Phelps Farm Inc., New York
Laura Pickard, Flying A Ranch Inc., Idaho
Bruce Richardson, Mill Creek Farms, Virginia
Jay Savage, Savage Farms, Inc., Massachusetts
Teddy Smiarowski, Teddy C. Smiarowski Farm, Massachusetts
Jeffrey Smith, Jeffrey & Owen Smith, Inc., Maine
Bill Stahl, Oregon
Roger Starkel, Starkel Farms, Inc., Montana
Ed Stastny, Stastny Farms, Oregon
Harry Strohauer, Strohauer Farms, Inc., Colorado
Joseph Thompson, Thompson Seed Potatoes, Nebraska
Tom Torkelson, Torkelson Brothers, Inc., North Dakota
Kevin Troyer, Troyer Land Resources, Inc., Pennsylvania
Margaret Trujillo, Goehl Ranches, Colorado
Jeff VanOrden, V.O. Enterprises, Idaho
Brian Vculek, Brian Vculek Farms, North Dakota
John Wallace, John R. Wallace Farms, New York
Mark Ward, Ward Ranches, Oregon
Keith Wolter, Hyland Lakes Spuds, Inc., Wisconsin

2021 Silver Supporters

Bryan Alford, Alford Farms, Washington
James Alford, Alford Farms, Washington
Clay Allen, Allied Potato NW, Washington
Derek Allred, Mt. View Acres, Washington
Jerry Allred, Mt. View Acres, Washington
Wiley Allred, Sand Slopes Acres, Washington
Clen & Emma Atchley, Flying A Ranch, Idaho
Terry Bailie, T&M Farms, Washington
James Baker, James L Baker Farms LLC, Washington
Reid Baker, Baker Farms, Washington
Jared Balcom, B&B Potato LLC, Washington
Maury Balcom, B&B Potato LLC, Washington
Kyle Barclay, AgriNorthwest, Washington
Rex Baum, Rex Baum Farms, Idaho
Diana Bedlington, Diamond Seed Co., Washington
Dick Bedlington, Dick Bedlington Farms LLC, Washington
Jeff Bedlington, Cascade Farms Inc., Washington
Samantha Bedlington, Pure Potato LLC, Washington
Scott Bedlington, Dick Bedlington Farms LLC, Washington
Melissa Bedlington-Kleindel, Dick Bedlington Farms LLC, Washington
Trever Belnap, Ball Brothers, Idaho
Blake Bennett, Tri Cities Produce, Washington
Brett Bergeson, Bergeson Farms LLC, Washington
Randee Bergeson, RW Bergeson Farms, Washington
Nick Blanksma, Golden Sun Farms, Idaho
Kathy Blasdel, Kiska Farms, Washington
Lonnie Blasdel, Kiska Farms, Washington
Pascal Bolduc, Friehe Farms, Washington
Brandon Boorman, Boorman Farms LLC, Washington
Nic Boorman, Boorman Farms LLC, Washington
Wes Boorman, Boorman Farms LLC, Washington
Mike Breum, Skagit Valley Best, Washington
Tyler Breum, Skagit Valley Best, Washington
Brent Buck, Buck Land Company, LLC, Maine
Josh Bunger, Bunger Farms, Washington
Max Burns, Virgil Max Burns Farms, Washington
Kris Butcher, Providence Farms, Washington
Stacey Calvert, Calvert Farms, Washington
Charlie Cedergreen, Van Dyke & Cedergreen Farms, Washington
Ellie Charvet, Washington
Daniel Chin, Chin Farms, Oregon
Del Christensen, Del Christensen & Sons, Washington
Bart Connors, Skone & Connors Produce Inc., Washington
Michael Connors, Basin Gold, Washington
Molly Connors, Basin Gold, Washington
Pat Connors, Skone & Connors Produce Inc., Washington
Steve Connors, Skone & Connors Produce Inc., Washington
David Crapo, Crapo Brothers, Idaho
David Crapo, NorVue Farms, Idaho
Derek Davenport, Allied Potato NW, Washington
Rob Davis, RHD Inc., Washington
Jeffrey DeWald, Lincoln Agribusiness Services, Massachusetts
Bob Diefenbach, Better Tater Farms, Washington
Gary Diefenbach, Better Tater Farms, Washington
Bob Dodge, Dodge & Dodge Farms, Washington
Tom Dodge, Dodge & Dodge Farms, Washington
Brian Drouhard, Bluewater Farms, Washington
Cully Easterday, Easterday Farms, Washington
Jody Easterday, Easterday Farms Produce Company, Washington
Greg Ebe, Ebe Farms LLC, Washington
Chad Egbert, Bradlea Farms Inc., Washington
Danny Egbert, Bradlea Farms Inc., Washington
Mike Elde, Skagit Valley Farm LLC, Washington
Tom Elliot, Grandview Farms, Washington
Patrick Fleming, Fleming Farms Inc., Montana
Troy Fletcher, Fletcher Farms, Washington
Haz-Wald Farms LLC, Pennsylvania
Berend Friehe, Friehe Farms, Washington
Derek Friehe, Friehe Farms, Washington
Scott Galbreath, Columbia Bank, Washington
Heath Gimmestad, Friehe Farms, Washington
Jennifer Gogan, Miller Farms LLC, Maine
Glen Goodman, Jones Produce Inc., Washington
Regan Grabner, CSS Farms LLC, Washington
Gerald Greenwalt, Washington
Troy Grimes, Watts Brothers Farming/Lamb Weston, Washington
Frank Gross, Marlin Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Fred Gross, Spokane Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Jake Gross, Marlin Hutterian Brethren, Washington
James Gross, Spokane Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Philip Gross, Spokane Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Dan Gundersen, Knutzen Farms LP, Washington
Kristi Gundersen, Knutzen Farms LP, Washington
Peter Haines, Haines Equipment Inc., New York
Mark Hammer, Mullen Farms, Washington
Randi Hammer, Mullen Farms, Washington
Greg Harris, Castle Rock Farming, Oregon
Mike Hartman & Sons, Hartman Farms, Inc., Wisconsin
Roger Hawley, Hawley Farms LLC, Washington
Robert Hayton, Hayton Farms, Washington
Jerry Heilig, Heilig Farms, Washington
Kerry Heilig, Heilig Farms, Washington
Blake Higley, Sun Valley Ranch Inc., Washington
Gilbert Hintz, Bench Mark Farms, Washington
Jonty Hofer, Schoonover Farms, Washington
Dan Holt, DH Farming, Washington
Jack Holzer, Holzer Farms, Washington
Allen Horning, Horning Brothers LLC, Washington
Greg Horning, Horning Brothers LLC, Washington
Warren Horning, Horning Brothers LLC, Washington
Chuck Howey, Colorado
Bob Hughes, Hughes Farms, Washington
Dave Hughes, Hughes Farms, Washington
Jeff Hughes, Hughes Farms, Washington
Michael Hughes, Hughes Farms, Washington
Ed Hummel, Hummel Farms, Washington
Andrew Hyer, Desert Ridge Produce, Washington
Chris Hyer, Genesis Organic Farms, Washington
Brock Ingman, Maple Wood Farms Inc., Washington
Eric James, James Bros., Inc., North Carolina
Reuben James, James Bros., Inc., North Carolina
Adam Jensen, Jensen Farms Inc./AJ Farms Inc., Washington
Benny Johnson, Washington
Gavin Johnson, Johnson Agriprises Inc., Washington
Nick Johnson, Johnson Agriprises Inc., Washington
Orman Johnson, Johnson Agriprises Inc., Washington
Rebecca Johnson, Central Michigan Potato Co-Op Association, Michigan
Jeff Jones, Jones Produce Inc., Washington
Ken Jones, Jones Produce Inc., Washington
Mike Jones, Jones Farms, Washington
Steve Jorgensen, Steve Jorgensen Farms, Washington
Riley Jungquist, Maple Wood Farms Inc., Washington
Roger Jungquist, Maple Wood Farms Inc., Washington
Russ Kehl, Kehl Farms, Washington
Conrad King, Deep Roots Farms LLC, Pennsylvania
Kraig Knutzen, Knutzen Farms LP, Washington
Roger Knutzen, Knutzen Farms LP, Washington
Tyler Knutzen, Knutzen Farms LP, Washington
Tom Kummer, Tom Kummer Farms Inc., Washington
Nate Lancaster, RHD Inc., Washington
Robert Leiby, PA Co-op Potato Growers, Inc., Pennsylvania
Al Lopez, Jones Produce Inc., Washington
Mike Madsen, AgriNorthwest, Washington
Frank Martinez, Saddle View Farms, Washington
Juan Martinez, Saddle View Farms, Washington
Ubaldo Martinez, Saddle View Farms, Washington
Kelly McKnight, Pioneer Potatoes, Washington
Ward McLaughlin, West Ridge Farms, Inc., Maine
John McLeod, Glen Lewis Farms, Washington
Travis Meacham, Friehe Farms, Washington
Blaine Meek, AgriNorthwest Eureka, Washington
Phillip Mehlenbacher, Mehlenbacher Farms Inc., Washington
David Mills, AgriNorthwest McNary, Washington
Alan Moir, Moir Farms LLC, Maine
Grant Morris, Schneider Farms-Pasco LLC, Washington
Darrin Morrison, Skagit Valley Best, Washington
John Morrison, Skagit Valley Best, Washington
Keith Morrison, Skagit Valley Best, Washington
Randy Mullen, Mullen Farms, Washington
Jerry Nelson, Double N Potatoes, Washington
Scott Nesbit, Del Christensen and Sons, Washington
AJ Ochoa, Terra Gold Farms Inc., Washington
Austin Ochoa, Terra Gold Farms Inc., Washington
Allen Olberding, Olberding Seed, Washington
Fred Olberding, Cloud Farms, Washington
Chris Olsen, Two O’s, Washington
Connor Olsen, OSR Ag, Washington
Derek Olsen, Olsen Ag Inc., Washington
Lynn J. Olsen, L.J. Olsen Inc., Washington
Owen Olsen, OSR Ag, Washington
Shelley Olsen, Two O’s, Washington
Lynn Olsen II, Olsen Ag Inc., Washington
Mike Pink, Pink Farms, Washington
Chris Piper, Piper Farms, Washington
Eric Piper, Piper Farms, Washington
Stephen Piper, Piper Farms, Washington
Doug Poe, RHD Inc., Washington
Brandon Price, AgriNorthwest Prior West, Washington
Traye Radach, Radach Farms, Washington
Jordan Reed, JM Farms, Washington
Henry Reiner, Pennsylvania
Brett Reynolds, Reynolds Agribusiness LLC, Washington
Havila Roberts, American Lady Growers, Washington
Josh Roberts, American Lady Growers, Washington
Erik Rogers, Island Potatoes, Washington
Glen Roundy Jr., Roundy Farms Columbia Waters Farms, Washington
Joe Salazar, AgriNorthwest, Washington
Brandon Schaapman, Integrity Ag Inc., Washington
Larry Schaapman, Integrity Ag Inc., Washington
David Schacht, Schacht Farm, Ohio
Ed Schneider, Schneider Farms-Pasco LLC, Washington
Ken Schutte, Schutte Farms Inc., Washington
Robert Schutte, Airway Farms, Washington
Rod Schutte, Airway Farms, Washington
Val Schwendiman Farms, Idaho
Tom Shane, Treehouse Produce Inc., Washington
Mathew Skogman, Skogman Seed Farm, Michigan
Brad Smith, Skagit Valley Best, Washington
Joe Sobolik, Clemnson-Sobolik Farm, North Dakota
Tom Solbrack, Canyon Crest Farms, Washington
Tyler Sorenson, AgriNorthwest Prior East, Washington
Albert Stahl, Stahl Hutterian, Washington
John Stahl, Stahl Hutterian, Washington
Sammy Stahl, Stahl Hutterian, Washington
Boe Stallings, Washington
Paul Stangeland, Rivers Potato Service Inc., Washington
Kevin Stanger, Wada Farms Marketing Group, LLC, Idaho
Jim Story, Storm Farms LLC, New York
Travis Stuber, Cole Ag LLC, Montana
Keith Teigs, KT Farms LLC, Washington
Greg Thaemert, Thaemert Farms LLC, Washington
Kevin Thaemert, Thaemert Farms LLC, Washington
Todd Thaemert, Thaemert Farms LLC, Washington
John Thulen, Pioneer Potatoes, Washington
Frank Tiegs, Greenridge Farms, Washington
Ted Tschirky, Tschirky Farms, Washington
Tyler Tschirky, Tschirky Farms, Washington
Richard Underwood, Underwood Farms, Washington
Ann Van Dyke, Blakal Packing Inc., Washington
Blake Van Dyke, Van Dyke and Cedergreen Farms, Washington
Matt Vanray, Vanray Farms, North Dakota
Eric Walker, Walker Brothers, Washington
Ron Walker, Walker Brothers, Washington
Jack Wallace, Wallace Farms G&D Wallace Inc., Washington
Tim Wallace, Wallace Farms G&D Wallace Inc., Washington
Willy Walter, Schoonover Farms, Washington
Brian Waltner, Treehouse Produce Inc., Washington
Davina Ward Pink, Ramkissoon Ag, Washington
Ray Wardenaar, Sunray Farms LLC, Washington
Adam Weber, Weber Farms, Washington
Bill Weber, Weber Farms, Washington
Kevin Weber, Weber Farms, Washington
Gerald Weyns, Weyns Farms, Washington
Kees Weyns, Weyns Farms, Washington
Tom Wild, Wild Seed Farms, Wisconsin
Tony Wisdom, Skagit Valley Farm LLC, Washington
Eli Wollman, Warden Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Marvin Wollman, Warden Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Mike Wollman, Warden Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Paul Wollman, Warden Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Jake Wollman Jr., Warden Hutterian Brethren, Washington
Dave Wyckoff, Wyckoff Farms, Washington
David Yorgesen, Yorgesen Farms Inc., Washington
Kevin Yorgesen, Yorgesen Farms Inc., Washington
Allan Zecchino, Zecchino Farms, Washington