Gold Dust Representative To Travel With Governor Kitzhaber To China, Japan
Weston Walker has been invited to take part in Oregon Governor Kitzahaber’s trade mission to China and Japan to increase awareness of Oregon products.
Malin, OR (www.golddustfarms.com) October 11, 2012 – Weston Walker, international potato sales manager for Gold Dust Potato Processors, Inc., has been invited to travel with Governor John Kitzhaber to China and Japan as a part of a 10-day trade mission.
The purpose of the trade mission is to showcase Oregon’s high-quality products during a time when trade between Oregon and China is down and agricultural imports to Japan are increasing. The team traveling with Gov. Kitzhaber has representatives from various aspects of Oregon’s economy and agricultural community. Mr. Walker was nominated by Jim Cramer, Administrator of the Commodity Inspection Division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and will be the representative for Oregon potatoes.
“It’s an honor to be invited to work with the Governor and participate in this trade mission,” said Weston Walker. “This state produces a wide variety of crops that are getting widely recognized for their quality. I’m proud to not only be representing Oregon potatoes, but also Klamath Basin ag.”
Gold Dust has been providing several Asian countries with chipping potatoes since 2005. Mr. Walker has been integral in developing relationships with companies in the Pacific Rim and increasing exports to Asia for Gold Dust.
The trade mission is planned to leave Oregon on October 14th and return the 25th. Cities on the itinerary include Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kyoto and Tokyo.
About Gold Dust Potato Processors:
Gold Dust is a family held company that operates from its offices in Malin, Oregon. Gold Dust provides frying and chipping potato varieties to US-based, Central American and Pacific Rim snack-food companies. For more information about Gold Dust, please visit www.golddustfarms.com.
Contact:Lexi Crawford, Internal Operations Manager Gold Dust Potato Processors, Inc. / Walker Brothers 541.723.2600 www.golddustfarms.com