b'Potato Associatesof the Northern Plains Potato Growers AssociationAssociate SpotlightSteveshobbiesincludecars,espe- ful people over my years at NoKotacially Mustangs and he likes to get Packers including locally, regionallyoutandswingthegolfclubevery andnationally.Ihavehadmanyonce and awhile. people mentor me, helpme grow,andgivemedifferentinsightsSteveisinvolvedwithAugustana throughoutmycareer.IcanneverChurchinGrandForks,North thankthosepeopleenough,saysDakota,whereheservedonthe Steve.Iplantostayinvolvedincouncilformanyyears,including this great industry to share my expe-council president. riencesandknowledgewhereitisneeded.OurPotatoAssociateSpotlightfor HehasbeeninvolvedinseveralthismonthisSteveTwetenof organizationswithinthepotato For more information on becomingNoKota Packers, Inc. Steve has been industryincludingtheNorth a Potato Associate member, call thea Potato Associate for 41 years. DakotaFarmBureau,wherehe NPPGA office at 218-773-3633.served on the county board of direc-Steverecentlyretiredas tors,includingchair-CEO/PresidentfromNoKota man of the board, thePackers,Inc.ofBuxton,North GrandForksAgricul-Dakota after 41 years of service. He ture Club as secretary/was born in Moorhead, Minnesota treasurer,vice-presi-andmovedtoBuxton,North dent and then as presi-Dakota as a small child. He has an dent.HewasontheAssociatesDegreeinBusiness NPPGA marketing andManagement from the University of promotionscommit-Minnesota-Crookston,Crookston, tee, and has served as aMinnesota. board member on theFreshSolutionsNet-Stevehasthreedaughters,Andrea, work.Heather, and Cecelia, and one son,Micah, along with seven wonderful I have really enjoyedgrandkids.SteveandKellyhave beinginvolvedinthebeentogetherforyearsandKelly potato industry. I havehas two sons, Alex and Josh. met so many wonder-26 POTATO GROWER FEBRUARY 2020'