“Sometimes the pace of things can be a little frustrating,” he said.
National Potato Council president Justin Dagen, owner of Dagen Farms, Karlstad, Minn., said he has long been captivated by Keeling.
“John is incredibly honest, and he’s just a man of integrity,” he said. “He’s got incredible energy and vision.”
Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy for United Fresh Produce Association, said Keeling is very familiar with the inner workings of Capitol Hill.
“He has truly been one of the key forces behind the fresh produce industry in Washington, D.C.,” he said.