The United Potato Growers of America has moved its offices from the "Famous Potatoes" state to the Beehive State.

The national cooperative moved from Idaho Falls, Idaho, to be closer to Salt Lake City International Airport — adjacent to it, in fact.

"The industry is more widespread than most people think," James Gibas, the cooperative's chief financial officer, said of the nation's 8,000 growers. "We, as well as our board members, travel a lot."

The nonprofit organization is a grower-owned federation of member cooperatives in Idaho, the Klamath Basin on the California-Oregon border, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. Its largest member co-op is United Potato Growers of Idaho.

Utah ranks No. 33 in the nation in potato growing. Idaho's potato production is 410 times that of Utah's.