J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 26 POTATO GROWER Something new for 2019 will be our Potato Associate Spotlight. We will be highlighting a Potato Associate in every issue of the Valley Potato Grower magazine. Gary Shields, Territory Sales Manager for Central Bag Company currently serves as President for the Northern Plains Potato Associates. Gary previously worked for the NPPGA as Public Relations and Sales for the Valley Potato Grower Magazine from 1989 to 2001. Central Bag Company is honored to work with the wash plants and growers in the region and other potato producing states. Understanding the challenges and constant changes the growers face, Central Bag Company offers servic- es beyond the conventional suppli- er. We have created products and systems to ensure on-time packag- ing product delivery and logistical services that are essential to keeping potato shipments on time and fresh when delivered. Valley Bag and Supply has been proudly supplying the Northern Plains Potato Growers for over 50 years. Recently Valley Bag changed its name to Central Bag Company, our parent company. Central Bag Company is an employee owned ESOP company with three locations in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Leavenworth, Kansas and Bryant, Texas. In 2010, the company moved into a 250,000 sq. ft. facility in Leaven-worth. In January 2011, the company began producing their first laminated woven bags proudly made in the U.S.A. If you are interested in becoming a Potato Associate member, please call the NPPGA office at 218-773-3633. Potato Associates of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Associate Spotlight 800-437-4685 Fax: (701) 746-5767 The Choice is yours! SALES BY: Greg Holtman • Jeff Lazur • Tim Johnstone • Bryan Miller - CEO You’ll love our red potatoes For dependability and professionalism your choice should be Associated Potato Growers. With operations from three locations, Associated has been the largest packer of red potatoes in the Red River Valley since 1949. Make us your choice for all your red potato needs.