Idaho potato industry salutes Frank Muir at IGSA convention
Retiring Idaho Potato Commission CEO Frank Muir was honored last night at a dinner during the Idaho Grower Shipper Association's 93rd convention. The annual event kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 1 in Sun Valley, ID, and runs through Sept. 3.
Todd Cornelison, chairman of the Idaho Potato Commission, gave tribute to Muir's many accomplishments during his 18-year tenure. Cornelison drew a standing ovation when he said, "Frank is as pure Idaho as anybody I have ever met!"
Muir was presented with a golf bag and a set of clubs by the appreciative IPC commissioners.
The Idaho Potato Commission’s presentation on its marketing activities is always a highlight of the convention. This year, Muir, who has been president and CEO of the IPC since 2003, will make his final presentation to the group, as he has announced his retirement in September following the convention.
Last year, rather than opt to hold a virtual convention during the COVID-19 restrictions, IGSA’s board of directors chose to cancel the annual convention. “They didn’t feel like we could meet the objectives of our convention virtually, so we cancelled it last year,” said Shawn Boyle, president and general counsel.
In addition to an educational component that keeps industry members up to date on key topics and issues, the convention is an opportunity for the industry to socialize, network and enjoy each other’s company.