A P R I L 2 0 1 7 POTATO GROWER 3 April 2017 • 82, 254 CONTENTS 4 NPPGA Marketing Message 6 USPB Message 8 NPC Message 10 2016 Larimore Processing Potato Trials 17 Recipe Page 18 Andy’s Advice: Potato Farming Potential In Angola 22 Tomorrow’s Leaders At 2017 PILI 24 2017 Minnesota Area II 26th Annual Educational Workshop On the cover This is a picture of NDSU research plots at Hoverson Farms near Larimore, North Dakota. You can read about the results from one of the 2016 trials on pages 10-15. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Susie Thompson, NDSU) Publisher Northern Plains Potato Growers Assn. General Manager Todd Phelps NPPGA Staff President Chuck Gunnerson Finance and Operations Director Diane Peycke Marketing and Communications Director Ted Kreis NPPGA Executive Committee Chair Greg Campbell Vice Chair Eric Halverson Secretary/Treasurer TJ Hall ND Council Representative David Fedje MN Council Representative Peter Imle Potato Associate Representative Todd Phelps Past Chair Lonnie Spokely Valley Potato Grower is published 8 times annually at: P.O. Box 301, East Grand Forks, MN 56721. Telephone: (218) 773- SPUD. Fax: (218) 773-6227. E-mail: vpgsales@nppga.org Subscription: no charge in U.S.; Canada: $40/1-year; Advertising: call (218) 773-SPUD. Editor welcomes manuscripts and pictures but accepts no responsibility for lost materials. Reproduction in whole or in part of materials in this issue without permission is prohibited. Copyright © 2017 Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. All rights reserved. Please Come Enjoy Potato Golf Open 2017 and Potato Associate Day! Thursday, July 20th Fair Oaks Golf Course Grafton, N.D. Questions? Contact the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. 218-773-3633 All involved in the potato industry are welcome!