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PEI Potato Board elects new executive for 2014

December 13, 2013  By Marg Land

December 13, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI – The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive.

Gary Linkletter of Summerside was re-elected as chairman of the board. 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.

Alex Docherty, Skyeview Farms Ltd. of Elmwood, is the new vice-chairman of the board. Docherty represents the seed sector from the Charlottetown district.


Owen Ching returns as the secretary-treasurer for the board. Ching 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.

The board also recognized retiring directors Fulton Hamill and Colin MacAulay, as well as outgoing young farmers representative Ryan Keenan for their time and efforts on behalf of the board.

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