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.
The PAA has as a paramount objective the collection and dissemination of the best available technical and practical information relating to all aspects of potato production, biology,
The PAA serves as the official professional society for those involved in potato research, extension, production, and utilization. The Association provides opportunities to contribute in one or more of six sections: Breeding & Genetics, Certification, Extension, Production & Management, Plant Protection, Physiology, and Utilization & Marketing.
Better Potatoes for a Better World
Membership includes electronic access to all AJPR publications, reduced registration rates and voting rights at the annual meeting along with e-access to the European Association of Potato Research.
PAA annually recognizes outstanding contributions to the potato industry and our organization each by awarding deserving individuals Honorary Life Membership. This award is presented at the annual meeting and is considered by many attendees the highlight of the banquet.
2020 ANNUAL MEETING
Covid-19 Update: In the interest of health and safety, the PAA Annual Meeting will not take place in person. Possible virtual options will be available soon.
The annual meeting provides attendees with educational and networking opportunities, updates from the latest in potato research, and presentations from industry representatives.