World Potato Congress Welcomes Its Newest Gold Sustaining Partner – Potato Growers of Alberta
Romain Cools, President of the World Potato Congress Inc. is extremely pleased to welcome our newest Gold Sustaining Partner – Potato Growers of Alberta. President Cools stated: “our Sustaining Partners are the guarantee for World Potato Congress Inc. to continuously invest in initiatives to promote private public collaboration and partnerships.”
The Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) is the member driven organization of the Potato Industry in Alberta. Founded on April 16th, 1966, today’s organization is home to 140 licensed producers, 52 packer dealers, 12 licensed greenhouse operators and 7 licensed processors.
The province grows about 53,000 acres of potatoes annually with about 75% of that production in French fries and chips, 19% is seed acres and the remaining 6 % is fresh. Over 50% of our seed is exported annually to the US and other Canadian provinces. All of the processing production is in Southern Alberta under irrigation. The seed production spreads across the central (Red Deer) and northern AB (Edmonton) area with half of the production under irrigation as well.
The processing industry in Alberta is home to Lamb Weston, McCain’s, Cavendish Farms, PepsiCo-Frito Lay and Old Dutch. All five of the plants are in Southern Alberta.
The PGA operates its head office out of Taber, Alberta with a satellite office for our seed division out of Edmonton Alberta.
POTATO GROWERS OF ALBERTA
6008 46TH AVENUE