Rick Vivatson of Cavalier, N.D., became the Northern Plains Potato Grower’s Association’s 65th chairman at the organization’s annual meeting and banquet Feb. 18. He succeeds Lance Hapka from Argyle, Minn.
Vivatson farms in a partnership with his brother, Bob, and his son, Robert. The third-generation partnership has raised chip, process and fresh potatoes since they took over the operation in 1974.
Vivatson has been married for 32 years to his wife, Deb, who is a nurse practitioner at Altru Clinic in Cavalier. They have two grown daughters, Kelsey, a registered nurse at North Dakota Surgery Center in Grand Forks, and Koree, a senior nursing student at the University of North Dakota
Source: Farm & Ranch Guide