Sept. 14-18
Potato Bowl USA Festivities
Grand Forks-East Grand Forks

Jan. 5-6
Potato Expo 2022
Anaheim, CA

Feb. 15
NPPGA Research Reporting Conference and Annual Meeting
Alerus Center - Grand Forks, ND

Feb. 16-17
International Crop Expo
Alerus Center - Grand Forks, ND


The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association's (NPPGA) home office is located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.  The association serves the potato growers and the potato industry in all of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota through funding research and providing legislative, operational and marketing support.  NPPGA is supported by over 200 grower members and has over 250 Potato Associate members. The Northern Plains is the 3rd largest potato growing region in the U.S. and produces potatoes for four distinct markets; frozen processing, fresh market, potato chips and certified seed.  The Red River Valley is the largest red potato producing region in the country.
“To promote profitability and unity of the potato growers of the adjoining states of Minnesota and North Dakota through the development and promotion of quality potatoes and potato products.”


NPPGA JOB OPENING : Member Coordinator/Office Manager
Do you enjoy working with producers in the agriculture industry? Are you customer service oriented, skilled and comfortable communicating with people? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills with a team approach and a positive attitude? Do you enjoy collecting data and creating ways to communicate it effectively? Are you well organized amidst the need to multi-task? Do you enjoy working in a small office environment where job descriptions are subject to change and do include menial tasks? Are you comfortable finding solutions on your own versus being told what to do? Are you experienced with all Microsoft Office products?

That’s a lot of questions, but if they describe you, we’d like to hear from you. Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) is hiring a Grower Coordinator/Office Manager. NPPGA is a non-profit organization that works to promote profitability and unity with 200 + potato growers across ND and northwestern MN through the development and promotion of quality potatoes and potato products.

Our office is small with three people. Our roles are subject to change. Currently, the primary functions in this role are:

➢ managing the office functions
➢ written and verbal communications
➢ invoicing and deposits
➢ event planning and management
➢ developing and conducting surveys
➢ developing promotional materials
➢ answering phones
➢ secretarial duties in-office and for various boards
➢ scheduling meetings
➢ data collection, formatting, and reporting using Excel, Access

You will need to bring:

➢ a can-do, positive, cheerful attitude
➢ exceptional written and verbal communication skills
➢ experience and knowledge in all Microsoft Office products
➢ creativity in reporting data
➢ a commitment to do your best and then learn how to be better
Position will be up to 32 hours/week, paid hourly.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to djohnson@nppga.org. No calls, please.


Red River Red Makes a Comeback to Help Us Celebrate Our 75th Anniversary!

Just four years after the Red River Valley Potato Growers Association was conceived in 1946, “Red River Red” was created to be a mascot and a marketing tool for Red River Valley Potatoes. His reign was from 1950 to the early 1970’s. Being the icon that he is, we thought it was fitting to bring back “Red” to help celebrate our association’s 75th year!

  North Dakota Potato Video for kids. (ages 8-12)