S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 POTATO GROWER 3 September/October 2017 • 82, 257 CONTENTS 4 NPPGA Marketing Message 6 Potatoes USA Message 8 NPC Message 10 Red River Valley Fresh Market Shippers 12 Potato Based Food Truck Hits The Streets In Moorhead 14 Andy’s Advice: PAA Meeting Roundup 18 NPPGA 39th Annual Golf Open 19 2017 NPPGA Field Day 22 NPPGA Awards Scholarships 24 Interview With Roger Ellingson Of Ellingson Companies On the cover The cover of the September/October issue is Team Potato. Team Potato is committed to making sure the Inkster, North Dakota research site is a success year after year. The NPPGA thanks them for their continued commitment to excelllence. :PVS/BUJPOBM4PVSDF Publisher Northern Plains Potato Growers Assn. General Manager Todd Phelps NPPGA Staff President Chuck Gunnerson Finance and Operations Director Diane Peycke Marketing and Communications Director Ted Krei NPPGA Executive Committee Chair Greg Campbell Vice Chair Eric Halverson Secretary/Treasurer T.J. Hall ND Council Representative David Fedje MN Council Representative Peter Imle Potato Associate Representative Todd Phelps Past Chair Lonnie Spokely Valley Potato Grower is published 8 times annually at: P.O. Box 301, East Grand Forks, MN 56721. Telephone: (218) 773- SPUD. Fax: (218) 773-6227. E-mail: vpgsales@nppga.org Subscription: no charge in U.S.; Canada: $40/1-year; Advertising: call (218) 773-SPUD. Editor welcomes manuscripts and pictures but accepts no responsibility for lost materials. Reproduction in whole or in part of materials in this issue without permission is prohibited. Copyright © 2017 Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. All rights reserved.