Business updates: Potatoes Marketing

03/02/2012 09:17:00 AM
David Mitchell

The Idaho Falls-based Idaho Grower Shippers Association will have its spring meeting March 22 in Idaho Falls. 

President Travis Blacker said speakers include Dennis Milne, director of business relations for the American Heart Association; Pat Linden, business manager for food and refrigerated products for Union Pacific; and Luke Gowdy, operations manager for C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

Milne will provide information about AHA’s heart-check mark program. 

Linden will speak about new online tools to help track freight and secure rail cars as well as give a rail update, and Gowdy will give a transportation update. 

IGSA members are asked to RSVP by March 19.

National Potato Council meeting slated for July

The National Potato Council’s summer meeting has been scheduled for July 11-13 in Bar Harbor, Maine. 

John Keeling, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based council, said about 170 people are expected to attend the event. 

The agenda includes review of the council’s policies and strategies. Keeling said the event also will incorporate a farm tour.



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