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.


You are invited to join our Virtual Annual Meeting in place of an in-person gathering for 2020.

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.

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

You are invited to join us for PAA's Virtual Annual Meeting in place of an in-person gathering for 2020 due to the current pandemic.

Monday, July 20th - Wednesday, July 22nd

from the comfort of your own home or office!

Contact us






The Potato Association of America
37637 Five Mile Rd., # 399
Livonia, MI  48154
Phone: (734) 239-8022
E-mail: paaoffice@potatoassociation.org

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