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

The original gathering of the six founders in the fall of 1912 the group stated the intent of the organization simply as… “to be an effective national potato association…for promoting the potato industry in all its various phases.” A president was elected, W.A. Martin, […]

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

In January, Dr. Neil C. Gudmestad, University Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University, was named the Neil C. Gudmestad Endowed Chair of Potato Pathology, by NDSU President Dr. Dean Bresciani. The endowed chair position was created as the result of […]


Recent News

  • 2015 PAA Annual Meeting

    2015 PAA Annual Meeting

    Start Planning Now for the 99th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America July 19-23, 2015, Portland, Maine Website:  

  • Employment Opportunities

    Employment Opportunities

    Positions currently available in the Potato Industry: Montana Extension Plant Pathologist – 12-26-2014 Processing Potato Agronomist – PEI Potato Board – 01-03-2015 Gaia Consulting Ltd Agronomist Position – 02-05-2015 McCain Agronomist Post – Burley, Idaho – 02-18-2015 Faculty Research Asst-Asst Potato Breeder-OSU, Hermiston – […]