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.

  • James Bareman Chairman
  • Tony Bos Vice-Chairman
  • Lyndon Nakamura
  • Jeff Ekkel
  • Alison Davie
  • Tony Kirkland
  • J.P. Claassen

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
  • Laus Stiekema
  • Tony Bos
  • Mark Miyanaga
  • Mike Wind
  • Lloyd Ypma
  • Jaap Remijn


Potato Growers of Alberta Terence Hochstein, Executive Director 6008-46 Avenue Taber, Alberta T1G 2B1