Field Day | Larimore, Forest River Colony & Hoople, ND

Event Date: August 26, 2021
NPPGA’s Annual Field Day is back as a live event this year! It begins on Thursday morning (Aug. 26) with breakfast served at the Hoverson Farm near Larimore from 7:00 to 8:15 AM followed by short presentations from NDSU, UM and USDA researchers.
Next stop is the Forest River Colony for a noon lunch followed by more in-depth research presentations at the nearby NPPGA Research Site.
Last stop will be an evening BBQ and poster presentations at the Oberg Farm near Hoople, ND. Serving brats and burgers begins at 5:30 PM.
Everything you need to know about the day’s events.
NPPGA would like to thank these great sponsors for making our Field Day such a big success, and a special thanks to our Extension Potato Agronomist, Andy Robinson for putting it all together.
Ag World Support Systems
Bayer CropScience
Black Gold Farms
Corteva Agriscience
Forest River Colony
J. R. Simplot Company
Hoople Farmers Grain
Hoverson Farms
ND & MN Certified Seed Growers
NDSU Experiment Station
Nichino America, Inc.
Nurtrien Ag
Oberg Farms
Potato Associates
RDO Equipment
RDO Farm Division
Simplot Food Group, Grand Forks
Simplot Grower Solutions, Grafton
Syngenta Crop Protection
UPL NA, Inc.
USDA/ARS Potato Research Site-EGF
Valent USA Corp.

International Crop Expo Alerus Center | Grand Forks, ND

Event Date: February 16, 2022 – February 17, 2022

Learn more about the International Crop Expo here:


  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center
  • 1:30 PM – North Dakota Certified Seed Growers annual meeting at the Alerus Center
  • 1:30 PM – Minn-Dak Potato Growers Co-op annual meeting at the Alerus Center
  • 2:00 PM – Red River Valley Fresh Potato Growers Co-op annual meeting at the Canad Inn.
  • 5:00 PM – Potato Associates social at the Canad Inn



9:00 – 4:00 PM – International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center

NPPGA Research Reporting Conference and Annual Meeting | Grand Forks, ND

Event Date: February 15, 2022

Research Reporting Conference 

Area Potato Extension Agronomist Andy Robinson has announced that next Tuesday’s Research Reporting Conference will be made available live on ZOOM for those that are unable to attend in person. Below you will find a ZOOM link to join the conference remotely, a link for the conference’s presenter schedule, as well as a schedule of all the other events taking place next week.



  • 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM – NPPGA Research Reporting Conference at the Alerus Center Presenter Schedule ZOOM link
  • 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM – NPPGA Annual Business Meeting at the Alerus Center
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – A free lunch sponsored by Bremer Bank and the Potato Associates at the Alerus Center
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – The Research Reporting Conference will resume
  • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Potato Associates annual meeting at the Alerus Center
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Social hour before the banquet at the Alerus Center
  • 6:30 PM – NPPGA Chairman and MSA Banquet at the Alerus Center. Matt VanRay will pass the Chairman’s gavel to David Fedge and Jeff VanRay will receive the Meritorious Service Award.


NPC Joins Call for Climate-Smart Ag Investments in Infrastructure Bill

Last week the Senate unveiled an updated version of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bipartisan infrastructure package negotiated between the White House and a bipartisan group of Senators. In response, the National Potato Council and a coalition of 12 agricultural and conservation organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership supporting the bill’s significant new funding for climate-smart agricultural practices that can help farmers to build on their environmental stewardship leadership. The group wrote: “Farmers and ranchers tend with great care to their natural resources while taking a proactive approach to the long-term sustainability of their land and water. Currently, USDA conservation financial incentives and technical assistance provide producers with voluntary, incentive-based assistance to carry out multiple stewardship practices on their operations. Programs also support partnerships between farmers and conservation groups to improve natural resources in targeted areas. However, more can be done to emphasize innovative approaches that can yield meaningful environmental benefits, including manure and feed management or carbon benefits in the case of soil health.” While the organizations also voiced their support for the bill’s increased rural broadband investments, they reiterated their significant concerns regarding multiple tax policies that have been put forth as potential offsets for infrastructure legislation. “Specifically, we urge Congress not to alter or eliminate long-standing provisions that support future new and multi-generational family farms. As discussions on offsets continue, it is critical to avoid an approach that would undermine the future of farming in the United States,” they wrote. The full letter can be found here.

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