b'Potato Associates travel.Evennow,of the Northern Plains Potato Growers AssociationAssociate Spotlightbusiness. He also enjoys getting out still take local Reds to friends out ofonthegolfcoursetoswingthe statewhenwe clubs. working for Choice Bank, lots of ourcustomers depend on the success ofAlanCollette,anoldfriendof RedRiverValleypotatoes,bothmine,convincedmetojointhe growersandtheiremployees.AsPotato Associates back in 1981. He PotatoAssociates,weneedtopro-explained to me in his own way that motetheirproductsinourownRed River Valley potatoes were the individual way.best potatoes on the market. Manyof my customers were potato grow- For more information on becomingOurAssociateSpotlightforMarch ers and we wanted to promote there a Potato Associate member, call thefeaturesDennySchneiderfrom product, says Denny. To this day I NPPGA at (218) 773-3633.Choice Bank. Denny has been withChoiceBankinGrafton,NorthDakotafor13yearsandistheirBusinessDevelopmentOfficer.HehasbeenaPotatoAssociateforalmost 40 years.Denny and his wife Sally have beenmarried for 34 years and have fourchildren,10grandchildren,twogreat grandchildren with two moreon the way.Denny is involved with the GraftonChamberofCommerce,theUnityHospital Foundation, North DakotaGrocersAssociation,SOSorSaveOur Strand, and the Walsh CountyVeterans Memorial.Dennylikestospendtimeatthelake where he owns a boat and dock16 POTATO GROWER MARCH 2020'