January 5, 2015 Board Meeting
Here are a couple of nutrition-related bills that have been introduced in the United States House. These bills can be followed at https://www.congress.gov/
The Valley Potato Grower Magazine is published by the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. It provides information on potato production for the potato industry throughout the world. This magazine is published 8 times annually.
April 2, 2015 lunch webinar planned
The 2014 Potato Research Reports that were funded primarily by the MN Area II Potato Research and Promotion Council and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. Research was conducted by researchers at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota in Minnesota and north Dakota in potato breeding, entomology, agronomy, pathology, weed science, and fertility.
March is National Nutrition Month, and that's a great time to take steps to develop a healthful eating plan as we move toward spring.
My preschool and elementary-age children love fruit, but I have a hard time getting them to eat their vegetables. Do you have any tips?
You are invited to attend the 24th Annual Potato Workshop on Tuesday, March 3rd 2015. This workshop gives us the opportunity to get together, learn and share ideas. We feel this program will be useful to everyone in the potato industry. We hope to see you there. A map to Jack and Jim’s is located on the back of this flyer.
Continuing Education June 2-4, 2015
Every year the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) Research Reporting Conference and the International Crop Expo provide many opportunities to learn about current research and topics of interest for the potato producers. This year we have three programs to offer, the Research Reporting Conference, International Crop Expo, and International Potato Scout School. The meetings start on February 17 and go to the 19th in Grand Forks, ND at the Alerus Center and Canad Inn.
A Booklet on potato pest and diseases from the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE), Specialized Section on Potato Diseases is now available on the internet. This book has many nice pictures of potato diseases, pests, herbicide injury, and other potato defects.
Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. You might buy a few loaves because you found a great deal; unfortunately, you might get tired of it before you use all of it. What can you do with it?
I would like to have salads more often for lunch, but the prepared ones are kind of expensive. They do not have my favorite ingredients, either. Do you have any ideas for me?
May 12-13, 2015 Dakota Medical Foundation Event Center, Fargo, ND