b'March 202085, 277 CONTENTS4 NPPGA Marketing Message 16 Potato Associate Spotlight Publisher 6 Potatoes USA Message 17 2020 InternationalNorthern Plains Potato Growers Assn. Crop Expo General Manager 8 NPC MessageTodd Phelps 20 NPPGA Research11 Matt VanRay Is New Reporting ConferenceNPPGA Chairman24 NPPGA Annual 14 Recipe Page Chairmans Banquet NPPGA Staff On the cover about Matt VanRay on page 11) OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS POTATO GROWERS ASSOCIATION2020March PresidentDonavon Johnson Outgoing NPPGA Chairman TJ Hall (left)Finance and Operations Director exchanges the gavel with incoming Chairman MattDiane Peycke VanRay.(Read more Marketing and CommunicationsDirectorTed Kreis152 ND D No.Postage PAI Fargo,U.S.Non-ProfitPermit Org. Growers Association 2 56721 MNPotatoHighwayForks,Plains301 GrandBoxBusinessNorthernP.O.420EastNPPGA Executive Committee Please Come Enjoy Chair Potato Golf Open 2020Mat VanRayVice ChairDavid Fedje and Potato Associate Day!Secretary/TreasurerPeter ImleND Council Representative Thursday, July 16thMichael Hoverson Hill Crest Golf CourseMN Council RepresentativePeter Imle Park River, N.D.Potato Associate RepresentativeGary Shields Questions? Contact thePast ChairT. J. Hall Northern Plains Potato Growers Association.Valley Potato Grower is published 8 times annuallyat: P.O. Box 218-773-3633301, East Grand Forks, MN 56721. Telephone: (218) 773-SPUD.Fax:(218)773-6227.E-mail:vpgsales@nppga.orgSubscription:nochargeinU.S.;Canada:$45/1-year;Advertising: call (218) 773-SPUD. Editor welcomes manuscriptsand pictures but accepts no responsibility for lost materials.Reproduction in whole or in part of materials in this issuewithout permission is prohibited.Copyright2020 NorthernPlains Potato Growers Association. All rights reserved.MARCH 2020 POTATO GROWER 3'