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North Carolina SweetPotato Commission Foundation

In 2001, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission Foundation was chartered as a 501 (c) 3 entity.  The charitable, research and educational activities conducted through grants and gifts benefit North Carolina’s sweetpotato industry in the following ways—

  • Developing a clear understanding of consumers needs and expectations
  • Collaborating with researchers and developers for value-added products at the retail and foodservice levels
  • Seeking out opportunities with major food manufacturers to increase sweetpotato processing within the state
  • Improving retail marketing programs to boost sales during “Off Peak” seasons
  • Researching and applying for grant opportunities to fund projects that benefit the industry and consumers which includes  food safety, research as to the health benefits of sweetpotatoes,  market research and development, and development of economic models for farm profitability and sustainability
Grantors to the NCSPC Foundation include:


Foundation Board of Directors Contact List

Rob Hill, President
Tull Hill Farms
2264 Hugo Rd.
Kinston, NC 28501
[email protected]

Dewey Scott, Vice President
Scott Farms
7965-A Simpson Rd.
Lucama, NC 27851
[email protected]

Lyn Vick, Secretary-Treasurer
Vick Farms
11124 Christian Road
Wilson, NC 27896
[email protected]

Clay Gardner
CEG Farms Inc.
997 Matthews Mill Pond Rd.
Angier, NC 27501
[email protected]

Jim Jones
Jones Family Farms
7094 Honeysuckle Lane
Bailey, NC 27807
[email protected]

Michael Wood
J Roland Wood Farms
2500 Beasley Rd.
Benson, NC 27504
[email protected]

Stacy Thomas
Ham Farms
936 HWY 258 South
Snow Hill, NC 28580
[email protected]