NDSU Potato Researchers Honored By F-M Convention And Visitors Bureau

The Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureaurecently recognized the organizers of the 101st Potato Association of America meeting with the Industry Excellence Award. NDSU personnel were recognized during the organization’s annual meeting and awards luncheon March 13.

The Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureaurecently recognized the organizers of the 101st Potato Association of America meeting with the Industry Excellence Award. NDSU personnel were recognized during the organization’s annual meeting and awardsluncheon March 13.

The Potato Association of America’s Local Arrangements Committee was chaired by Andrew Robinson, Gary Secor and Asunta Thompson, and included 13 more people from NDSU, the University of Minnesota, the USDA/ARS Red River Valley Research Center, potato industries and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. More than 250 researchers attended the potato association’s meetingJuly 23-27, 2017.

Robinson is the NDSU potato production Extension agronomist, Secor leads the potato and sugarbeet disease project in the NDSU Department of Plant Pathology and Thompson leads the potato breeding project in the Department of Plant Sciences.

The award is presented to “the individual or organization that has made a significant effort to bring a major convention, conference, meeting or special event to Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo during the last year.”

The Convention and Visitors Bureau was founded in 1981. The organization specializes in event and convention planning, as well as group tours and sports events planning for the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo region.

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