The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association operates a research site at the Forest River Colony near Inkster, ND. Researchers from NDSU, the University of Minnesota and the USDA conduct research at this site as well as several other farm locations throughout the region.
Our research committee makes need-based funding determinations within our research community comprised of scientists from the Cooperative Extension Service, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota and the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. We also continue to work toward streamlining efforts with the MN Area II Research Council as well as working with our Quad State Initiative. This initiative encompasses potato researchers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Results from research are bundled into grower education programs held during summer field day events as well as winter grower educational seminars.