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Elections held for PEI Potato Board

GARY LINKLETTER was re-elected chairman of the P.E.I. Potato Board at the group’s Dec. 5 board of directors meeting. Linkletter is currently serving his second three-year term representing the tablestock sector for the Summerside District. He is a partner in Linkletter Farms, a family farm operation that grows seed, table and processing potatoes.

Additionally, ALEX DOCHERTY of Skyeview Farms Ltd. was elected vice chairman. Docherty represents the seed sector from the Charlottetown District. OWEN CHING returns as the secretary-treasurer for the board. He represents the tablestock sector for the Montague-Souris District and is a tablestock producer from Souris.

Also joining the board are two new directors: DAVID FRANCIS of Lady Fane, representing seed producers from the Summerside District, and RODNEY DINGWALL of Morell, representing processing growers from the Montague/Souris District.

The returning board directors are DARYL WILKIE, DONALD GODFREY, IRWIN JAY, DARRYL WALLACE, CHARLES MURPHY, KIRK SHEA and BARRY GREEN.

IAN DRAKE also joins the board as a young farmers representative in an ex-officio capacity.

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