About Us

Who We Are

The United States Sweet Potato Council is the advocate for the economic well-being of U.S. sweet potato growers.


The Council is a voluntary organization. Its financial support comes from dues paid by state organizations, associate membership dues and sponsors. 

U.S. sweet potato growers and the entire U.S. Sweet Potato Industry benefit directly and indirectly from the activities of the Council. The Council supports the Industry by:

  • Providing a forum for bringing together, on a national level, growers and issues of diverse regions.
  • Monitoring federal issues affecting the growers’ ability to produce efficiently.
  • Educating key Congressional Representatives and Senators on federal issues important to growers.
  • Implementing market research and tools to advance consumer awareness and purchases of sweet potatoes.


Jason Ables President Louisiana
Caleb Englert Vice President Mississippi
Randle Wright Treasurer Vardaman, MS
Darren Barfield Livingston, CA
Zack Hankins Delhi, LA
Jeffery Lee Benson, LA
Terris Matthews Wynne, AR
Scott Stoddard Advisor, California
Rene’ Simon Advisor, Louisiana
Michelle Grainger Advisor, North Carolina
Lorin Harvey Advisor, Mississippi