Eric Jemmett (District 3)
Eric Jemmett is a fourth generation Idaho farmer and third generation Idaho potato grower. His family farm is located in Parma, Idaho. He was brought up learning the value of hard work and having a love for the land. In high school, he was an active member of FFA and continues to be involved with the program today. When Eric was nineteen, he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Russia. Following his mission, Eric went to BYU-Idaho and graduated in Plant and Agricultural Science a year early. He then continued on to the University of Idaho to get his Master’s Degree in Plant Science. During his time at BYU-Idaho, he met and married his wife Melisha and together they have eight beautiful children.
The Jemmett farm (J&S Farms) is a row crop farm growing seed wheat, onions, corn, carrot seed, watermelons, beans, and of course the best product on Earth, IDAHO POTATOES. Eric also manages Jemmett Consulting and Research which does contract research with various companies testing seed, chemicals, biologics, etc. Eric is passionate about research and learning how to improve agricultural practices to protect the land, grower, and increase production to better feed the world.
Eric is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He and his family love spending time together. They love hunting, fishing, and camping. Eric and Melisha homeschool their kids and are passionate about teaching them to love our great country. Eric has served on the National Potato Board with an emphasis on research and now looks forward to serving on the Idaho Potato Commission.