National Potato Council Welcomes New Program Coordinator – Potato News Today
The National Potato Council (NPC) today welcomed a new Program Coordinator Madeleine Poulin to help the council promote the interests of American potato farmers, their families, and the rural communities they support.
“Madeleine will be a great addition to the team,” said NPC CEO Kam Quarles. “As a recent college graduate with a passion for the agriculture industry, she brings a new perspective and vision to the organization as we continue to champion America’s potato growers on Capitol Hill.”
A 2022 graduate of Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, Poulin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Policy Studies, with a concentration in sustainable food production. In 2021-22, she completed an internship at the university’s student-run Loy Farm and Garden, where she gained hands-on farming and business management experience. Through her classes, Poulin also visited farms in North Carolina and spoke with farmers about their experiences, needs and challenges.
In her role as Program Coordinator, Poulin will assist in the execution and implementation of programs to inform and engage members and support her foundation through a variety of communication tools, meetings and programs.
She will participate in the annual cycle of activities supporting the association’s annual potato expo, Washington NPC summit and summer meeting, as well as a variety of membership programs, publications from the industry and other policy and membership development activities.
NPC is the voice of American potato growers and industry members in our nation’s capital. NPC protects the interests of potato growers in Washington, DC by addressing issues that affect the potato industry, from policy issues being debated in Congress to regulatory issues proposed by federal agencies.
Source: National Potato Council
Photo: Madeleine Poulin