August 4, 2010
Jeanne Debons, Executive Director PVMI
Potato Association of America Annual Meeting to be held in Corvallis, OR
The Potato Association of America (PAA) will hold its 94th annual meeting in Corvallis, Oregon from August 15th through 19th. About 250 attendees are expected and will come from all around North America as well as from countries overseas. The program as well as registration for the meetings, to be held on the OSU campus at the CH2M Alumni Center, is still available online at: http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/paa2010/register.html.
The meetings include sessions on extension, plant protection, breeding and genetics, production and management, physiology, utilization and marketing and there will also be poster presentations. During the week there will be a Symposium entitled Nationalized Efforts to Develop Sustainability Certification Standards. On Sunday August 15th there will be a “SolCAP” workshop (Solanaceace Coordinated Agricultural Project) where cooperating scientists work together to bring advances to the potato (and tomato) breeding programs. There will be plenty of opportunities to socialize and catch up with old colleagues.
The PAA is a unique society that consists of individuals representing major disciplines associated with potatoes. It was formed in 1913 by a handful of dedicated individuals from Maine, New York, Colorado and Washington D.C. The membership consists of university research and extension staff, industry personnel and growers primarily from the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America, but another 50 countries throughout the world are represented within its ranks.
The major objective of The Association is 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
For more information on the PAA annual meeting to be held in Corvallis see:
Jeanne Debons, PVMI, firstname.lastname@example.org, (541)318-1485