The Potato Association of America

"A Professional Society for Advancement of the Potato Industry"


Welcome to The Potato Association of America website!

The Potato Association of America (PAA) was formed in 1913 by a handful of dedicated individuals from Maine, New York, Colorado and Washington D.C. Members are primarily from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America, but another 30 countries throughout the world are represented in the membership.

PAA History

PAA History

PAA Honorary Life Members From Maine 1953 – E. L. “Dick” Newdick 1958 – Frank W. Hussey* 1963 – Wesley F. Porter* 1967 – Robert V. Akeley* 1967 – Harry E. Umphrey* 1969 – Paul J. Eastman* 1969 – Donald C. Merriam* 1970 – […]

American Journal of Potato Research

American Journal of Potato Research

The American Journal of Potato Research (AJPR), formerly titled the American Potato Journal (APJ), is a  premier outlet for reporting of scientific advances on the potato. The AJPR is recognized internationally by contributors and readership. View the current issue’s table of contents from our […]

2013 QC OSPA winner George Lazarovits & John Bamberg, EiC

PAA In Action

PAA members are very active in their communities conducting research and participating in many outreach events. Members may submit snapshots from the field, tours or conferences by contacting our administrator, Lori Wing. We would all enjoy seeing PAA members in action.

PAA People

PAA People

Celebrating Spudwomen: Recognizing women of the industry We dedicate this month’s Industry Spotlight to the women of the potato industry. Women have been important working partners throughout the development of agriculture but at the same time agriculture has been viewed as dominated by men. […]


Recent News

  • Endowment Fund Donors

    Endowment Fund Donors

    The Potato Association of America “ENDOWMENT FUND DONORS” Gifts made to the Endowment Funds may be given “In Memory Of” or “In Honor Of” PAA members, family members, or to the Frank L. Haynes Graduate Student Research Award Fund. Contributions are cumulative, eventually qualifying […]

  • 2015 PAA Annual Meeting

    2015 PAA Annual Meeting

    Photos taken from the 2015 99th Annual Meeting in Portland, Maine (more coming soon).                                      

  • Employment Opportunities

    Employment Opportunities

    Positions currently available in the Potato Industry: J.R. Simplot Agronomy Raw Develop Mgr-Idaho – 06/02/2015 Trident AgProducts, Inc., Director of Research, Washington -  06/05/2015 Global Procurement Agro Senior Mgr..Frito Lay NA – 06/17/2015 NCSU Lab Research Specialist Position – 08/18/2015 MHPEC Applied Potato Research […]