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Research Center Personnel

Kent P. Sather

Research Associate, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Manager - Potato Certification Service
Colorado State University
San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 East Road 9 North
Center, CO 81125

Phone: 719-754-3496, ext. 20
Fax: 719-754-2619
E-mail: kent.sather@colostate.edu


M.S. Potato Physiology, Colorado State University, 2003.
B.S. Plant Science, University of Idaho, 1979.

Current Position:

Kent has been involved in seed potato certification since college graduation. He has served at the Manager of the Potato Certification Service since July 2003. Responsibilities include conducting field, storage, and greenhouse inspections during the potato growing and shipping season. He also visits with growers on site concerning their seed increase program and farm management. Record maintenance, annual reports, and training additional inspectors and rouging crews are also part of his job description.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Potato Association of America
  • National Potato Council - Seed Certification and Disease Management Subcommittee
  • United States Potato Board: Seed Task Force Committee


Kent's soul-mate is Barbara. They have three children, Julie, Kyla, and McKenzie. They enjoy outdoor activities wherever they are and enjoy living in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

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San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 E Rd. 9 N
Center, CO 81125
SLVRC: (719) 754 - 3594
Coop Ext: (719) 754-3494 / 754-3495
Potato Cert Svc: (719) 754-3496
FAX: (719) 754-2619
December 07, 2007, 06:41:27 AM
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