b'Potato Associatesof the Northern Plains Potato Growers AssociationAssociate Spotlightviduals and operations make in our games.community, region, and beyond.WorkingwithpotatogrowersRick and his wife, Shelley, have been comes naturally as I was raised onmarried for 26 years and have two ourfamilyfarminthenorthernchildren who are twins. Taylor is fin- Valley, says Rick. I understand theishingherinternshipinLogan, challenges,risks,andrewardsthatUtah for her Music Therapy degree comewithraisingsuchanimpor-fromUNDandTannergraduated tant crop. I am blessed to have thefromMSUMwithaBroadcast backgroundinagriculturewhichJournalism degree, and is currently a hasledmetowhatIamdoingOurPotatoAssociateSpotlightfor reporterforWDAYTVinFargo, today.thismonthisRickRobinson.Rick North Dakota.has been a Potato Associate for 16 For more information on becomingyears. Rickenjoyssportsofallkinds aPotatoAssociate,call218-773-including baseball, football, hockey 3633orlogontoourwebpageatRick is Vice President of Agriculture and golf. He loves to travel to differ- www.nppga.org andclickontheandBusinessBankingatBremer entcitiestowatchUNDhockey Potato Associate button.Bank in Grand Forks, North Dakota.He has been with Bremer for over 20years and has over 27 years of expe-rienceinthebankingindustryinGrandForks.Rickispassionateabout partnering with area farmers;eagerly learning about their opera-tions so he can help create optimalfinancingsolutionstobestmeettheir future needs.He collaborateswith his Bremer team members withanarrayofexpertisefromdepositand digital solutions, to insurance,financial planning, and estate plan-ning options.Rick values his rela-tionships with local businesses andfarmers and the impact these indi-26 POTATO GROWER JANUARY 2020'