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The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) was first organized in 1946 by a handful of concerned potato growers who felt the Valley's potato industry needed to be more united. This group actually donated their own funds for the first year to kick things off. It didn't take long before the Association was officially formed and boasted 600 grower-members from both sides of the Red River.


The Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (MFVGA) is a non-profit organization committed to supporting Minnesota's fruit and vegetable growers and related agri-businesses. The Minnesota Vegetable Growers was formed in 1952 to encourage and improve vegetable production and marketing in Minnesota, to provide educational opportunities for growers, to cooperate with educational institutions to further research, and to promote and advance the vegetable industry. In 1984, the association changed its name to the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the educational emphasis expanded to include both fruits and vegetables. The Minnesota Berry Growers Association officially merged with MFVGA in 1992.

MFVGA seeks to encourage and improve fruit and vegetable production and marketing through sponsorship of a variety of educational opportunities, the MFVGA Newsletter, sponsorship of vegetable and small fruit research, cooperative efforts with state and federal institutions, and the coordination of group purchases of berry plants and produce bags.

North Dakota Grape and Wine Association

The North Dakota Grape Growers Association was established in 2006 to promote viticulture in the state. To reflect the needs of the growing membership and recognizing that the grape industry can only grow in cooperation with the wine industry, the name was changed in 2012 to the North Dakota Grape and Wine Association. Today, the NDGWA serves commercial and amateur fruit and grape growers and winemakers across North Dakota and nearby states.

Minnesota Grape Growers Association

Formed in 1976 to further the art and science of growing grapes in cold climates. The Association sponsors workshops, tours, tastings of locally produced wines and sponsors an important annual Symposium on cold climate viticulture featuring speakers from the U.S., Canada, and Europe.


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