NCPN- Sweetpotatoes Committee Members

Chair: Bill Foote 

Executive Director 

North Carolina Crop Improvement Association 

Raleigh-Durham, NC 

Vice Chair: Chris Clark 

Professor 

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center 

Baton Rouge, LA 

                              INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES

David Ellison 

Director 

Mississippi Sweet Potato Council 

Houston, MS

 

Greg Flint 

Director 

Mississippi Crop Improvement Association 

Mississippi State, MS

 

Jim Jones 

Owner 

Jones Farms 

Bailey, NC 

Sue Leggett 

Co-owner 

Leggett Farming Partnership 

Nashville, NC

 

Todd O’Neal 

Farm Manager 

Black Gold Farms 

Delhi, LA 

STATE REGULATORY REPRESENTATIVES

Bonnie Faulkner 

Plant Pest Specialist 

North Carolina Department of Ag & Consumer Services 

Grifton, NC

 

Richard Miller 

Administrative Coordinator, Quarantine Programs 

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry 

Baton Rouge, LA 

Sean Runyon 

Assistant Agricultural Commissioner 

Merced County 

Merced, CA 

COORDINATOR(S)

Scott Stoddard 

County Director and Farm Advisor 

Cooperative Extension Merced County 

Merced, CA

 

Susan Miyasaka 

Professor of Agronomy 

University of Hawaii 

Honolulu, HI

 

Tara Smith (E&O Leader) 

Professor/Regional Director 

Louisiana State University Ag Center 

Chase, LA 

Christie Almeyda 

Director-Micropropagation and Repository Unit 

North Carolina State University 

Raleigh, NC

 

Mark Shankle 

Research Professor, Agronomy-Row Crop Production 

Mississippi State University 

Verona, MS

 

Sathish Ponniah 

Extension Specialist/Instructor, Dept. of Agriculture 

Pine Bluff, AR 

UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVES

Kay Rentzel 

Coordinator 

ksrentzel@aol.com