About Us

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission Inc. is a nonprofit corporation made up of almost 400 sweet potato growers along with the packers, processors and business associates that support them. The sole purpose of the commission is to increase sweet potato consumption through education, promotional activities, research and honorable horticultural practices among its producers. Thanks to the six sweet potato farmers that chartered the commission in 1961, the commission has supported its growers and maintained North Carolina as the No. 1 sweet potato producing state in the United States since 1971. For more industry stats, please visit our Industry section.

In 1995, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission appointed Sue Johnson-Langdon (also known as Sweet Sue) executive director of the commission. A North Carolina native, Sue stayed true to her roots and married a sweet potato farmer in 1970 and has been sweet talkin’ these botanical beauties ever since. Sue supports the work of the commission in planning, executing and evaluating research and educational programs developed to promote and market North Carolina sweet potatoes. Along with promotional agencies in New York and Germany, Sue energizes audiences around the world with her knowledge and contagious love for sweet potatoes. To contact Sue, you may email her at sweetsue@ncsweetpotatoes.com.

“What I love most about my job is educating folks about the health benefits of sweet potatoes and sharing new ways to prepare them.” –Sweet Sue

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