Potato Growers of Alberta



Contact PMANA




The Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) is a non-profit grower organization that aims to increase the success of the potato growing industry in the province. To accomplish this, the PGA works on three fronts: education and extension, marketing and promotion, and research.

PGA Commission:
The PGA Commission consists of seven members, 2 members elected from Alberta North; 2 members from Alberta South and 3 members elected at large. 

Rob Van Roessel - Chairman
John Bareman - Vice-Chairman
Ed Vandenberg - Director-at-Large
Bill Torsius - Area Director - South
Jake Hoogland- Area Director - North
Wayne Groot - Area Director - North
Laus Stiekema - Area Director - South


Negotiation Committee:
The Negotiation Committee works with the processors and negotiates contracts on behalf of the growers. The committee works closely with both sides to reach contracts that are fair and equitable for all. Members also attend national potato meetings yearly to stay on top of industry developments. Our current committee members are:

Greg Nakamura
Brian Tajiri
Tony Bos
Stan Kanegawa
Louis Ypma
Kevin Tashiro



Potato Growers of Alberta
Edzo Kok
Executive Director 
6008-46 Avenue
Taber, Alberta T1G 2B1 
Phone: (403) 223-2262
Fax: (403) 223-2268
Email: pga@albertapotatoes.ca


2005 Potato Marketing Association of North America

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