Potato Growers of Alberta


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. 

Ed Vandenberg - Chairman
Jake Schutter - Vice-Chairman
Louis Ypma - Director-at-Large
Chris Perry - Director-at-Large
Albert Ypma- Area Director - North
Russ Van Boom- Area Director - North
Michel Camps - 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
Mark Miyanaga
Mike Wind


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