Mar 13, 2015
U.S. Sweet Potato Council hires new executive secretary

The U.S. Sweet Potato Council recently hired Kay Rentzel as its new executive secretary, following the interim service of Sue Johnson Langdon of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.

Rentzel’s work for the council includes working with Congress and national and state-level sweet potato industry groups to support policy initiatives, a skill that she has developed while working with other produce commodities.

“Kay Rentzel brings a great deal of knowledge and experience of the domestic produce industry that will be an asset to the U. S. Sweet Potato Council,” said President Mac Rogers of McAlister & Rogers Farm in Tennessee.

She has assumed the role that includes advocacy; crop statistics and reporting; dissemination of information; and leadership development for the sweet potato industry in the United States.

In addition to her ongoing service to the National Peach Council, Rentzel has more than 30-years of apple industry experience, working previously for the PA Apple Marketing Board; Knouse Foods Cooperative., an apple processor based in Adams County, Pennsylvania; and the National Apple Month Program for the U.S. Apple Association.

New mailing address and contact information for the U.S. Sweet Potato Council is 22 Triplett Court, Dillsburg, Pa 17019, telephone 717-329-8421, fax 717-432-2200. Rentzel can be reached by email.


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