Brian Jones has been in the industry for 37 years - 22 years as a Sales Manager and 15 years as a CEO of one of the largest potato packing & shipping facilities in Idaho - Sun Valley Potatoes. While working in Sales, Jones had the opportunity to establish relationships with the largest wholesale distributors in the industry. As a CEO, he is closely involved in the negotiations with the wholesale distributors, processors, and exporters. Sun Valley Potatoes is a grower-owned cooperative, and his other important role is to align the demands of the market with the best interests of the growers.
Jones has served as a Board member and a Chairman in IGSA and in Idaho and Eastern Oregon Potato Committee. Also, he served in the Executive Committee of the national potato association -Potatoes USA.
In the Idaho Potato Commission, Jones represents the Shipper aspect of the industry. For the last 11 years, he has been a member of the Idaho Marketing Committee. Previously, serving on the AG Affairs Committee.
Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree -Ag Economics, from the University of Idaho, and was born and raised in Ontario, Oregon. He moved to Idaho to attend the University of Idaho and never left. Together, Candace - Brian's wife of 32 years - have two sons, Justin and Jacob. Jones enjoys outdoors, fishing, and golf.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
661 South Rivershore Lane
EAGLE, ID 83616