Feb. 17-18
International Crop Expo - Canceled

Feb. 22-25
NPC Annual Meeting and Fly-In - Virtual, Register here

Mar. 8-11
Potatoes USA Annual Meeting - Virtual, Details TBA

July 15
NPPGA Golf Open - Park River, ND

Aug. 26
GA Field Day - Larimore, Forest River Colony and Hoople, ND


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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!

The staff and board of directors of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association will be busy in the coming weeks planning ways to help us celebrate our 75th anniversary later this year. So far in 2021, much of the focus has been on dealing with COVID and the cancelations and disruptions that go with it, including our annual awards banquet. We are confident however, that the second half of the year will bring back some normalcy and allow us to all come together for a big celebration this summer or fall, so stay tuned!

Look for articles in the coming months with more history of our grower association’s humble beginnings along with more details of coming events to help us commemorate 75 years of accomplishments to strengthen the potato industry in our region!
In the meantime, look for Red River Red to pop up more and more places to help us remember our past, and look forward to the future!

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.

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