The Potato Association of America

"A Professional Society for Advancement of the Potato Industry"


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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 2016 Logo

PAA History

Two top-rated potato magazines..Potato Grower and Spudman..have published articles about PAA’s 100th meeting coming up July 31 – August 4, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is an invitation to members and non-members to join The PAA Executive Committee and Local Arrangement Committee to come […]

AJPR, Vol. 93, July-August 2016

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 […]

2016 Honorary Life Member Inductees

2016 Honorary Life Member Inductees

William L. Campbell   Bill Campbell’s life has been intertwined with the potato since his first undergraduate experiment at Oregon State University in 1978. Over time, he became the go-to guy for all things potato for the state of Alaska, from providing seed to […]

EAPR (The European Association for Potato Research)

EAPR (The European Association for Potato Research)

  Mike Thornton has accepted the role as The European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) country representative for the USA effective February, 2016. His primary responsibilities will be to facilitate communication and synergy between EAPR and PAA. Look for updates on planned sectional meetings […]


Recent News

  • 2015 Lobsters getting ready for the shore dinner

    2015 PAA Annual Meeting

    Courtesy of Spudman Magazine, January 2016 (originally posted August 15, 2015) Don Halseth, Gary Secor, Neil Gudmestad and Alexander Pavlista receive PAA honors Photos from 2015 99th Annual Meeting in Portland, Maine:

  • 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 […]

  • Employment Opportunities

    Employment Opportunities

    Positions currently available in the Potato Industry: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Pullman, WA – 06/07/16 MHPEC Applied Potato Research Agronomist – 07/21/2016 Regional Agronomist -Little Potato Company, Western Canada – 08/16/2016 Crop Improvement Global Leader at CIP in Peru – 09/22/2016         […]