NPC ELECTS ROGER MIX TO SERVE AS 2010 PRESIDENT
At the NPC's 2010 Annual Meeting Roger Mix of Center, Colo., was elected to lead the NPC as president in 2010. The meeting was held January 3-4, 2010, in Orlando, Fla.
Roger Mix is a fourth generation potato grower with Mix Farms, a family-owned business. He brings a wealth of experience to the job of representing potato growers from all the major production areas. During 2007, Mix was named NPC's vice president of Environmental Affairs, serving in that position until his recent selection as president. From 2005 to 2006 he served as the NPC's vice president of Finance and Office Procedures.
As a potato grower in Colorado's San Luis Valley, Mix has been actively involved with the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, which represents the potato farmers of one of the oldest potato growing regions in the United States. The region ships 95 percent of its crop to the nation's fresh market, making it the second largest fresh potato shipper in the country.
In addition, the NPC Delegates approved Justin Dagen of Karlstad, Minn., to serve as VP of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs and as First Vice President, Randy Hardy of Oakley, Idaho, to serve as the VP of Trade Affairs, Steve Crane of Exeter, Maine, to serve as the VP of Finance & Office Procedures, Doug Hanks of St. Anthony, Idaho serve as the VP of Environmental Affairs, and Randy Mullen of Pasco, Wash., to serve as the VP of Grower & Public Relations. Ed Schneider of Pasco, Wash., who served as the president in 2009, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the immediate past president.