Links of Interest


National Potato Council

The National Potato Council was formed in 1948 by potato growers in response to the depressed market conditions for potatoes following World War II and to the changes that occurred among the various growing regions as production patterns shifted.


United States Potato Board

The United States Potato Board is the nation’s potato marketing organization. Positioned as the “catalyst for positive change,” we are the central organizing force in implementing programs that will increase demand for potatoes. We provide the ideas, information, tools and inspiration for the industry to unite in achieving common goals.


Idaho Potato Commission

The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency with many responsibilities, including the promotion of Idaho Potatoes. The Commission is funded by a tax levied on all Idaho-grown potatoes. The funds generated from this tax are used to advertise, promote and do research to expand the markets for Idaho-grown Potatoes.
The commission is directed by nine commissioners, five of whom are potato growers, two are packers/shippers, and two represent processors. In 2012, the Idaho Potato Commission will celebrate 75 years of service.



BPIA is dedicated to fostering adoption of biopesticide technology through increased awareness about their effectiveness and full range of benefits to a progressive pest management program.

University Collaborations

Washington State University

Oregon State University

University of Idaho

Colorado State University

North Dakota State University

University of Wisconsin

Michigan State University

Penn State

University of Maine