About Us

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,
and utilization.

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.


The annual meeting provides attendees with educational and networking opportunities, updates from the latest in potato research, and presentations from industry representatives.


The American Journal of Potato Research (AJPR) is a premier outlet for reporting of scientific advances on the potato. The AJPR is recognized internationally by contributors and readers.

It's Time for the 2019 Annual Meeting!

The Manitoba Local Arrangements Committee for PAA 2019 is pleased to host the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America. Please join us at the meeting to network and exchange the latest research, information and ideas to move potato science forward. The theme for the symposium in Winnipeg is “Changes and Challenges in Potato Marketing Sectors”, so come join us to interact with others from all aspects of the potato industry, tour some of Manitoba’s agriculture industries, and experience Manitoba activities.

Contact us






The Potato Association of America
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: (734) 239-8022
Fax: (734) 677-2407
E-mail: paaoffice@potatoassociation.org

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