Looking back on Michelle Grainger’s first 100 Days – North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

Looking back on Michelle Grainger’s first 100 Days

Since September, Michelle L. Grainger has been the new Executive Director of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC). She gives exclusive insights into her first 100 days in office.

“In my first 100 days, I have been  busy meeting as many in our industry as I possibly can while also trying to learn as much as I can! It’s been incredibly exciting and these past 100 days have passed by quickly!”

“I have had the honor of meeting the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Sonny Perdue and North Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Mr. Steve Troxler.”

“I have had the opportunity to ride in both a mechanical harvester…

…as well as a tractor utilizing disks to turn over the sweetpotatoes in the field.”


“We celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness month in October and the incredible FarmHERS of the NC sweetpotato industry.”

“Best of all I have the opportunity to work with two amazing women who help me each and every day to ensure that I am representing our industry to the fullest – not to mention we have a great time together!”

“I’m looking forward to my next 100 days and continuing to meet more professionals who help make our industry what it is today.“

In this spirit, the Commission and its producers, packers and shippers look forward to the future and our continuing expansion of the European and United Kingdom markets. 2020 has been a year of challenges, and the NC sweetpotato producers have met these challenges as they continue to meet their international consumer’s demands of the premium NC sweetpotato. Here’s to a ‘SWEET’ 2021!