Northern Plains Potato Growers Association

Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) supports the potato industry in North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota through promotion, education, market development, research, and coordination of government affairs.

Category:   Associate/Non-Profit
Ted Kreis

420 Business Highway 2 E
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Phone Number: (218) 773-3633

Cell Phone Number: (218) 779-7244
Fax Number: (218) 773-6227


Red River Valley Potato Growers Association was organized in 1946 by a handful of concerned potato growers in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota who felt the area’s potato industry needed to be represented.  In 1948 the growers built the building that still houses the association’s offices in East Grand Forks, MN today. With the inclusion of potato growing areas outside the immediate Red River Valley, the association changed its name to the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) in 2001. 

The association was originally established to work for its members in the areas of research, promotion, marketing, communication, and legislation.  Seventy years later the mission remains much the same.  It didn’t take long after its founding that the association boasted 660 grower members, but as farm sizes increased over the years, the number of members decreased.  Today there are fewer than 250 grower members. 

NPPGA operates two research sites, one for non-irrigated potatoes near Grand Forks, ND and an irrigated site near Inkster, ND.  Both sites are made available to researchers from North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, and the USDA.The Red River Valley is the nation’s largest producer of red potatoes for the fresh market, this past year producing over 500 million pounds. The region as a whole is the fourth largest potato-producing region in the country, producing potatoes for all four of the major markets: chip, fresh, seed, and processed. 

Member Since: 05/01/1994

Products Sold At:

Country Market
Edinburg General Store
Garrison Super Valu / Krauses
Leevers Super Valu Foods
Jim's Super Valu
Cash Wise Foods (Bismarck - South)
Cash Wise Foods (Minot)
Cash Wise Foods (Watford City)
Cash Wise Foods (Tioga)
Cash Wise Foods (Williston)
Marketplace Foods (Dakota Square Mall)
Marketplace Foods (Arrowhead)
Cash Wise Foods (West Fargo)
Hugo's (Grafton)
Hugo's (Grand Forks - 32nd Ave)
Hugo's (Grand Forks - Washington)
Hugo's (Jamestown)
Miller's Fresh Foods (Mayville)
Dale's Food Pride (Hillsboro)
Dan's Supermarket (North Bismarck)
Dan's Supermarket (West Bismarck)
Dan's Supermarket (East Bismarck)
Dan's Supermarket (South Bismarck)
Dan's Supermarket (Mandan)
Family Fare Supermarket
Family Fare Supermarket (Roughrider Blvd)
Family Fare Supermarket (E 1st St.)
Krause's SuperValu (Hazen)
Krause's SuperValu (Garrison)
Krause's SuperValu (Washburn)
Steele Grocery (SuperValu)
Spirit Lake Grocery Store
Cash Wise Foods (Jamestown)
Cash Wise Foods (Bismarck - North)