M A R C H 2 0 1 9 POTATO GROWER 5 TJ Hall of J. G. Hall and Sons, Hoople, North Dakota Is The Incoming Chairman Of The NPPGA TJ Hall of J. G Hall and Sons of Hoople, North Dakota is the new incoming Chairman of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. He accepted the gavel on Tuesday, February 19th at the NPPGA Annual Chairman’s Banquet from outgoing Chairman, Eric Halverson of Black Gold Farms. TJ grew up in Edinburg, North Dakota and has been working on the family farm his whole life. He would work summers on the farm while he was going to high school and then also while attending col- lege at NDSU. He came back to the farm to work full time after he grad- uated in the summer of 2001. At Halls they grow sugar beets, wheat, pinto beans, soybeans, and canola, but there primary crop is red potatoes. TJ works alongside his father, Greg, his uncles and a few cousins. In 2011 TJ and his cousin, Jackson Hall joined Hall’s G4. TJ has man- aged Hall’s sales desk since 2014 and formed another washplant in 2017 called H&S FreshPak. TJ is the President of this additional wash- plant that was formed with the partnership of O.C. Schulz & Sons. TJ attended the Potato Industry Leadership Inst- itute in 2016, he is a board mem- ber of Red River Valley Fresh and the National Potato Council. He also serves on local boards in his community including the Edinburg City Council, and the Hoople Farmer’s Grain Board. TJ and his wife, Katie have been married 14 years. They have three children, their daughter Gianna is nine, and their daughter Landry and son Laith are four. TJ loves spending time with his fam- ily, following Bison football, golf- ing, fishing, and boating on the lake. “Thank you for the opportuni- ty to be your leader for the NPPGA. I’m excited to work with Donavon Johnson, our Board of Directors, staff, all of the NPPGA associates, and especially the potato farmers that we represent,” says TJ., “We will face many great opportunities and hopefully few challenges, but the NPPGA is a wonderful organization that is a source to deal with these opportunities and issues. Looking forward to the challenge.” Campbell Farms Greg Campbell of Grafton, North Dakota says, “TJ will be great as the next Chairman of the NPPGA. He is not only a successful fresh grower but he is also very involved wth the local and national potato industry.” New NPPGA Chairman TJ Hall with his wife Katie and children Gianna, Landry and Laith.