WSPC To Conduct Opinion Poll

Published online: Sep 28, 2006 WSPC
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The Washington State Potato Commission is asking questions. As part of its 50th anniversary long-range planning activity, the Commission is conducting a random phone survey of growers and other industry representatives across the state.

"This is a short, oral survey," says WSPC Executive Director Chris Voigt, "to help us elicit the opinions of the industry and Commission activities. We will use this feedback in our long-range planning conference planned for December."

The Commission is hoping for a large response to the phone survey. "Not everyone will be called," says Voigt, " but we are hoping those that do get a call will give us the 15 minutes or so that it takes to help us plan for the future."

Voigt said the responses from growers, researchers, shippers, processors, suppliers and other potato industry representatives will be anonymous. "We will be looking for patterns of what the Commission should be doing in the future, what we are doing well or not, and where people think the industry is headed," he said.

The phone survey will be conducted from Oct. 2-6 only. Callers will identify themselves as working on behalf of the Commission. "These are not telemarketers or political pollsters," says Voigt.

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