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, formerly titled the American Potato Journal, 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 publisher, Springer. […]

 
Lori’s new office

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

Dr. Eugenia Banks “Potato Woman of the Year 2013” In his speech Gerard Backs describes her as follows: “Eugenia has a professional passion for potatoes and she is a true practitioner who knows that you actually have to be in the field to learn”. […]

 
 
 

Recent News

 
  • 2015 PAA Annual Meeting

    2015 PAA Annual Meeting

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

     
     
  • Employment Opportunities

    Employment Opportunities

    Positions currently available in the Potato Industry: Research Director USPB 09/09/2014 Associate Research Specialist-Univ of Wisc-Madison 11/20/2014 SLVRC, Colorado, Research Associate 1  11-12-2014 Agronomist/Research Farm Scientist, McCain Foods Ltd, New Brunswick, Canada 12-02-2014 Potato Breeding & Genetics Technician, Michigan State University 12-19-2014 Principal Agronomist-ConAgra-Lamb […]

     
     
 
 

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