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

1.   An article in Potato Grower written by Editor Tyrell Marchant, “Historical Significance PAA celebrates 100 Years” published in the January 2016 Issue and published online: January 06, 2016  2.  A letter written by PAA’s 2015-2016 President Dr. Loretta Mikitzel outlining what The PAA […]

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 readers. View the current issue’s table of contents from our […]

Honorary Life Members 2018

2019 Honorary Life Member Inductees

One of the most significant ways to recognize outstanding contributions to the potato industry and to our organization, The Potato Association of America, is the awarding of Honorary Life Membership (HLM). This is the highest award bestowed upon an individual by the PAA. Each […]

EAPR (The European Association for Potato Research)

EAPR (The European Association for Potato Research)

Mike Thornton is the EAPR country representative for the USA. The EAPR consists of nearly three hundred members, scientists from European countries and more, working on all the aspects of potato research and developments, from genomics aspects to production, storage and processing. Mike’s primary […]


Recent News

  • PAA Graduate Student Endowment Fund Challenge

    PAA Graduate Student Endowment Fund Challenge

    Click on the link below to participate in the Graduate Student Endowment Fund Challenge. https://tpaoa.wildapricot.org/Endowment-Donor-Challenge

  • EAPR 2019 Meetings

    EAPR (The European Association for Potato Research)

  • Meeting Announcements

    Meeting Announcements

    September 2 -5, 2019 EAPR Pathology and Pests Section Meeting in Neuchatel, Switzerland July 6 -10, 2020 21st EAPR Triennial Conference in Warsaw, Poland July 19 -23, 2020 104th Potato Association of America Annual Meeting, Missoula, Montana, USA

  • 2019 PAA Annual Meeting

    2019 PAA Annual Meeting

    Winnipeg is pleased to host the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America at the Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from July 29 to August 1, 2019. The deadline for early bird registration rates is June 5, 2019. Visit paaevents.org for more information.

  • 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 […]