NCPN Sweetpotato
NCPN Sweetpotato
NCPN Sweetpotato
University of California
NCPN Sweetpotato

Tier 2 Members

Voting members of the NCPN-SP Tier 2 Commodity Committee consists of:

  • Chair: Bill Foote (North Carolina Crop Improvement Association)
  • Vice-Chair: Chris Clark (Louisiana State University Ag Center)
  • Industry members representing seed and commercial sweetpotato production: Greg Flint, Jim Jones, Sue Leggett, David Ellison, Todd O'Neal
  • Regulatory members employed by state regulatory programs: Ann Gallagher, Richard Miller, Sean Runyon
  • University representatives: Christie Almeyda (North Carolina State University),  Sathish Ponniah (University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff), Scott Stoddard (University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources), Mark Shankle (Mississippi State University), Michael Melzer (University of Hawaii)

Non-voting members of the NCPN-SP Tier 2 Commodity Committee consists of:

  • NCPN National Coordinators: Erich Rudyj, Dave Prokrym
  • Coordinator: Kay Rentzel
  • National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) representative: Bob Jaret
  • APHIS-NIFA observers appointed by USDA-APHIS: Tom Bewick
  • Subject matter experts invited to participate ad hoc by the Tier II voting members: Jorge Abad, Kai-shu Ling, Rhui Li, Maher Al Rwahnih, Henry English
  • Education & Outreach committee members: Tara Smith, Sue Sim and Kristen Farrar

 

 

Clean plant sweetpotato field in Hawaii
Clean plant sweetpotato field in Hawaii
Sweetpotato crop
Sweetpotato crop

NCPN LogoThe National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotato is an association of clean plant centers, scientists, educators, state and federal regulators, certified seed growers, and commercial growers from the fresh market and processing industries concerned with the health of planting stock (seed roots and vine cuttings). The NCPN operates under the auspices of three agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

 

 

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