The Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program was created by a vote of potato producers following a process outlined in the Agricultural Commodity Research and Market Development Enabling Act (MCA 80-11-5).

The Potato Research & Market Development Program is administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture, which receives advice from the seven member Montana Potato Advisory Committee. The committee invites proposals to fund demonstration projects, applied research and market development projects designed to address Montana's potato industry needs and opportunities.

Montana Potato Advisory Committee

Board Members

Name Contact Info Term End Qualifications
Director, Mike Foster Dept. of Agriculture
PO Box 200201
Helena, MT 49620
  Agriculture Director, Statutory Appointment
Jack Meyer 5200 Cameron Bridge Road
Manhattan, MT 59741
3/1/2021 Producer
Dave Cottom P.O. Box 445
Dillon, MT 59725
3/1/2023 Producer
Bill Buyan 83 Ramshor South
Sheridan, MT 59749
3/1/2023 Producer
Tim Lake 35243 Minesinger Trail
Polson, MT 59860
3/1/2021 Producer
Jonathan Schutter 3821 Wooden Shoe Road
Manhattan, MT 59741
3/1/2022 Producer
Paul Streich 295 Middle Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
3/1/2022 Chair, Producer
Tim Venhuizen 84 Midway
Manhattan, MT 59741
3/1/2023 Vice Chair, Producer

Potato Program News

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Pulse Crop Committee Update - Virtual

Tues, Dec 22, 9am - 11am

The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet to hear a legislative update from 9am-11am on Tuesday, December 22nd. 

For more information on the Pulse Crop Committee, visit their website

For call information, reach out to Dani Jones at (406) 444-2402, or at Danielle.Jones@mt.gov

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Organic Advisory Council Meeting

December 8, 2020, 1pm - Virtual

The Montana Organic Advisory Council will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, December 8th beginning at 1pm.

Please contact Virginia Corbett to receive information to join the meeting at (406) 444-3156 or virginia.corbett@mt.gov.

For more Information regarding the Organic advisory Council, visit the webpage, here.  

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Potato Advisory Committee Meeting

November 9, 2020, 10 am - Virtual

The Montana Potato Advisory Committee will meet via Zoom on Monday, November 9th beginning at 10 a.m.

Please contact Dani Jones to receive information to join the meeting at (406) 444-2402 or danielle.jones@mt.gov.

For more Information regarding the Potato advisory Committee, visit the webpage, here.  

Agricultural Development Division
Phone : 406.444.2402
E-mail : agr@mt.gov
Fax : 406.444.9442
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601