b"P o t a t o A s s o c i a t e s of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Associate SpotlightestesincludeansweringcriticalissuesAndy likes to go camping, fishing, and expressed by crop producers, agricultur- hiking with his family. alprofessionals,andextensioneduca-tors; finding and identifying problemsAndy says, The Potato Associates are a notyetrecognizedbyproducersandgreat group of people to associate with developstrategiestomitigatetheseand learn from. It is exciting to come issues.togetherasagrouptodeterminethe best ways to support the industry and AndyhasaBSfromBrighamYoungresearchers. It's a pleasure to be associat-UniversityinAgronomy,anMSfromed with the Potato Associates and be a Our Potato Associate Spotlight for thisPurdue University in Agronomy, and apart of this organization. issue is Dr. Andy Robinson. Andy hasPhDfromPurdueUniversityinWeed been a Potato Associate for 9 years.Science.For more information about becoming a Potato Associate, call 218-773-3633 or Andy is the NPPGAs Potato ExtensionAndy and his wife Michelle have beenlogontoourwebpagearwww.nppga AgronomistfromNDSUandUMN.married for 16 years and they have five.org and click on the Potato Associate Andysextensionandresearchinter- children. button.24 POTATO GROWER FEBRUARY 2022"