NPPGA Potato Associates

The Potato Associates program is an affiliate of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. Its members are individuals who are not potato producers but people who hold a vast interest in agriculture in the Valley, especially in the potato industry. Any business or individual is eligible for membership for a nominal annual fee of $50.00. There are currently over 200 members.

Each Associate is issued a free subscription to the Valley Potato Grower magazine. Potato Associates also receive automatic generation of invitations to the following events: Annual Meeting, Field Day, NPPGA Potato Open Golf Tourney, Potato Bowl, and scholarship information.

There are also great group rates for membership:
  • Individual Annual Membership fee - $50
  • Corporate Annual Membership fee - $200 for up to 6 people, additional members $30 each
A Steering Committee directs the actions of the Potato Associates. They are:

Gary Shields, President
Diane Peycke, Secretary/Treasurer
Clark Piepkorn
John Blair
Andy Robinson
Barry Medd
Joe Dahlen
Dennis Anderson
Mike Delisle
Chris Wharram
Todd Phelps


To become a member of the Potato Associates, request an application by email dpeycke@nppga.org  or by phone (218)-773-3633, or download the application below and mail with your check to:

Potato Associates
PO Box 301
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Potato Associate Brochure and New Member Application 

Current Potato Associate Renewal Form