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Associated Potato Growers hires Jeff Lazur

Jeff Lazur of Reynolds, ND, has joined Associated Potato Growers Inc. in Grand Forks, ND, as a sales representative, according to a June 2 release by the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association in East Grand Forks, MN.

Lazur had been with Britton Transport, where he was the reefer division operations manager. He is also in a farming partnership with his three brothers near Reynolds.

Lazur has a long history in the potato industry. He has served on the board of directors of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and is a past-chairman. He has also served on the board of directors of the National Potato Council and held numerous committee assignments with both organizations. He is also very active in the community, including the Potato Bowl USA Committee.

The Northern Plains Potato Growers release noted that Associated Potato Growers is the largest shipper of fresh potatoes in the Red River Valley with wash plants in Grand Forks, Grafton and Drayton. Lazur will join Greg Holtman on the sales staff.