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US: National potato group meets in ND

Potatoes are a big deal to Carl Hoverson. Promoting his home area is important to him, too. So the Larimore, N.D., potato grower is excited about the upcoming summer meeting of the U.S. Potato Board Aug. 11 to 13 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. Nearly 100 of the nation’s leading potato growers and officials will gather to discuss potato research and domestic and international marketing efforts and to tour the region’s potato industry. “I’ve always been passionate about potatoes,” Hoverson says. “I still am. And I’m excited about the opportunity to show people what the Red River Valley is doing with potatoes.” The Denver-based U.S. Potato Board, the nation’s potato marketing and research organization, typically holds its summer meeting at or near the home of its chairman. More

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