BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's leading marketing arm for the state's potato industry has its first woman serving in a leadership role.

Peggy Grover of Rexburg has been sworn in as one of three new commissioners on the Idaho Potato Commission. She is the first female ever named to the nine-member commission.

Grover was appointed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and recently finished a term on the Idaho Grower Shippers Association.

The commission was established by state law and is responsible for defining grades for potatoes and coordinating marketing for Idaho-grown spuds.

Two other commissioners who were recently added include Ritchey Toevs of Aberdeen and Tommy Brown of Pocatello.