F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 10 POTATO GROWER O. C. Schulz & Sons Dave Moquist Will Receive The NPPGA’s Grower Meritorious Service Award Dave Moquist will be receiving the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association’s Grower’s Meritorious Service Award at the Annual Chairman’s Banquet being held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota on February 19th. Dave is one of the part- ners in the O. C. Schulz & Sons farm in Crystal, North Dakota. Dave went to college at North Dakota State University and received a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He also spent two years serving in the Peace Corp after college and before coming home to farm. He is Chairman of the NPPGA Advertising and Promotions Committee, served on the North Dakota Potato Council, was a director on the Red River Valley Potato Growers/ Northern Plains Potato Growers Assn., served two terms on the US Potato Board, been president of the Red River Valley Fresh Potato Growers Co-op and is presently Secretary/Treasurer of the United Potato Growers of America. O. C. Schulz & Sons was started in the early 1950’s by Otto Schulz and his son Robert and two son-in-laws Cyril Illing and Cliff Moquist. Cliff retired in 1977 and Dave took the reins over from his father. Dave farms with his son Andy and Thomas Schulz and his son Justin. They farm potatoes, wheat, soybeans and sugar beets. They grow red and yel- low potatoes and operate a wash plant where they wash their potatoes for the fresh market. Over the years Dave has been the manger of the wash plant and handled the marketing as well. Dave and his wife JoAnn have five chil- dren, Andy, Rebecca, Sarah, Emily, and Jonathan. Andy is farming, Rebecca is a RN but is presently a homemaker, Sarah is a nurse working at Sanford, Emily has a BS in Business and is presently a homemaker, and Jonathan is a Math Teacher at the Pembina schools. Associated Potato Grower’s Paul Dolan Will Receive The NPPGA’s Industry Meritorious Service Award Paul Dolan will be receiving the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association’s Meritorious Service Industry Award at the Annual Chairman’s Banquet being held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota on February 19th. Associated Potato Growers has offices in Grand Forks, Drayton, and Grafton, North Dakota. Paul was General manager at Associated Potato Growers for 25 years before his retirement in December 2018. Paul has been married to his wife, Barbara for 43 years. Their son, Jeff is married to Mindy and they have two daughters, Clare and Maya. Their daughter Kerry Sackman is married to Mike and they have two sons, Everet and Ethen, and daughter Elise. Some of the things Paul will do in retire- ment is spend more time camping and playing golf and possibly some travel across the US and Canada. He will also get to spend more time with family and friends. Paul says, “I will miss all the people that I have done business with over the years. I have made alot of per- sonal relationships over the years and they have been good relationships and friendships. I will also miss the potato business that I have been involved with all my life, from planting to growing to storing and selling and everything else involved in the business. I will also miss dealing with the people and growers of Associated Potato Growers. I feel that I have truly been blessed to have been involved with such a great industry, and all that goes with it. I have enjoyed every day that I have been involved with it. I also feel so fortunate to have been employed with such a great com- pany as Associated Potato Growers.”