Born and raised on a potato farm in eastern Idaho, Britt Raybould is still close to her potato roots today, according to a report by The Packer. Raybould, a graduate of Boise State University of Westminster College, wears many hats.
Some include roles serving as Chief financial officer for Raybould Bros. Farms, where she and her brother represent the third generation of a family farm that grows mostly fresh potatoes; Vice president of legislative and government affairs for the National Potato Council; and Ag Affairs Committee member for the Idaho Potato Commission.
She is one of only three potato growers in the 70 member Idaho House of Representatives.
Larry Alsum, owner of Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., Friesland, Wis. — president of the executive committee of the NPC — said Raybould is an asset to the potato and produce industry and brings a family farm perspective to every issue.
Sustainability in farming is required in order to survive, Britt Raybould said. “If I’m not farming sustainably, I don’t get to come back to farm the next year.”