b'David Fedje Is The New Chairman Of The NPPGAOur new NPPGA Chairman is DavidDavid and his wife, Jodi, have beenPlains Potato Growers Association. I FedjefromHoople,NorthDakota.married for 16 years and have threejoined the Board to get a first hand David is a fourth generation potatochildren. Everett, 16, Elizabeth, 13,lookathowthingsrun.Ihave grower. His family has been raisingand Rosalyn, 11.enjoyed meeting everyone and look potatoes since 1925, that is almostforward to working with the Board, 100 years in the potato industry.David attended North Dakota StatePresident Donavon Johnson and the University and returned to the fam- staff. David says. As I continue to David raised many varieties of certi- ilyfarmin2003.Hishobbiesareconcentrateonresearchavenues fied seed potatoes on 600 acres, hehunting, ice fishing, horseback rid- and learn new ways to benefit our alsogrowswheat,NavyandPintoing,andheenjoysattendinghisassociation and the industry. beans, and soybeans.childrens sporting events. NPPGA President,DonavonJohn-DavidisacurrentboardmemberI always wanted to be a farmer, Ion says, We are excited for David withPotatoesUSA.Healsoserveslove the agronomy side of farming,totakeoverasChairmanofthe ontheNorthDakotaStateSeedconstantlylookingforwaystoNPPGA.Wefacemanychallenges Commission. David has also servedimproveonthegrowingofpota- every year and we look forward to ontheNorthDakotaPotatotoes. I am honored to be selected asDavid moving us forward. Council.the next Chairman of the Northern NPPGA Chairman David Fedje and his family.16 POTATO GROWER FEBRUARY 2022'