Council Members and Regions

Council Members and Regions

Please consider being a part of the Council. If you have any questions, are interested in Council Meeting Minutes or need a nomination form, please contact the Council office at 650-632-4250.

Mushroom Council Calls for Nominations – 2021-2023 Term

A call for nominations for 3-year terms beginning January 1, 2021 was distributed on February 3, 2020. Completed forms must be emailed or postmarked no later than May 1, 2020. The regions with positions available are:

  • Region 1 (All states except CA & PA) – one open positions
  • Region 2 (PA) – one open position
  • Region 4 (Importers) – one open position

Mushroom growers have ideas, skills, experiences and perspectives that would benefit the industry; be a voice for your industry by becoming part of the Council.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Mushroom Council encourage all eligible producers, including women, minorities and individuals with disabilities to participate and seek nomination.

Region 1 (Includes all states except for CA and PA)

Curtis Jurgensmeyer, J-M Farms, Inc. – 1st Term
Edward M. Wuensch III, Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm – 1st Term
M. Fletcher Street, Ostrom Mushrooms – 1st Term

Region 2 (Includes Pennsylvania)

Joe Caldwell, Giorgi Mushroom Company – 1st Term
Sonya Beltran, Masda Mushrooms/First Generation Farms –2nd Term
Meghan Klotzbach, C.P. Yeatman & Sons/Mother Earth – 1st Term
Mark Moran, South Mill / Champs Mushrooms – 1st Term

Region 3 (Includes California)

Emily Bettencourt, Global Mushrooms – 1st Term

Region 4 (Includes Importers)

Jane Rhyno, Highline Mushrooms – 1st Term

Note that USDA and the Mushroom Council encourage all eligible producers, including women, minorities and individuals with disabilities to participate in the nominations and seek nomination to serve on the Council.

Press Release

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