Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 28 POTATO GROWER Stella Halverson and her family will be going to Washington DC this July. Stella was a winner of this year's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' "State Dinner," a recipe contest for kids ages 8- 12 in the 50 states, District of Columbia and U.S. territories to promote healthy, affordable eating and cooking. There is only one winner from each US state, ter- ritory, and the District of Columbia. The winning chefs will be "healthy food ambassadors for their state or territory" and get to visit Washington and have lunch with first lady Michelle Obama. Stella's recipe, "Red Potato Boat with 3 Bean Bison Chili," created with help from her dad, Eric, won for the state of North Dakota. Stella is the daughter of Eric and Yvette Halverson of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Halverson’s are fifth gener- ation potato farmers who operate Black Gold Farms headquartered in Grand Forks. Kids who entered the contest were asked to create an original recipe using local ingredients and following the USDA's MyPlate nutritional guidelines. For the chili, Stella used pinto, black and kidney beans, all widely produced in North Dakota, as well as bison meat, because "It's a healthier meat than beef, bison are from around here, and we cheer for the NDSU Bison." Chili is poured into pota- toes, grown by Stella's family's Black Gold Farms, and topped with sliced avo- cado. A side of cornbread finishes off the meal. Stella said she used red potatoes because she is a 5th generation potato farmer. She said her favorite meal to cook is Beef Wellington. She and her father, Eric will attend a state dinner that will be held at the White House in July. Look for an article on the White House visit in the next issue of the Valley Potato Grower maga- zine. Red Potato Recipe Gets Stella Halverson Invited To The White House Red Potato Boat with 3 Bean Bison Chili.                      5 5           RZ Z DUY + H D V U WH H U V U U H H H W W W V V H H Y Y Y U U D + + Z R R R 5 5 5                      R R R 5 5 5            Z Z L R Q : U L R Q Z G HU U U H H H Z Z Z R R R U U U G Q L : : Z R R                     N  R R R 5 5 5  80 80 . y 1809 Hw 00.833.0705 • Y EQ ALLE V VALLE TH NOR 00 833 0705           Z Z L R Q : U L R Q Z G HU U U H H H Z Z Z R R R U U U G Q L : : Z R R ND on, t af r G 81 S., QUIPMENT J J