Growing Healthy Potatoes Together

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The Marketing of Agricultural Products Act of Alberta regulates the operations of the PGA.  The Act outlines that a farming organization or an individual is required to be licensed annually with the PGA in order to sell their potatoes, if they fit into the following categories:

  • Grow five acres or more of potatoes in Alberta.
  • Produces Plantlets or nuclear seed.
  • Are engaged in buying or selling of potatoes in the Province.

Types of Membership

Types of membership (or licenses) include the following:

  • Producer – a producer of process, table fresh, or certified seed potatoes.
  • Greenhouse/Laboratory – operate a greenhouse with annual sales of $10,000 or more.
  • Packer/Dealer – engaged in marketing potatoes purchased or received from a licensed grower.
  • Processor – change the nature or form of potatoes by any means from their raw or natural state.
  • Industry Associate – Membership partners with the Alberta Potato Industry Association (APIA).

New Members

Even if your situation does not require you to have a license under the Marketing of Agricultural Product Act of Alberta, we encourage you to examine the benefits of membership.

To become a new member, please call the PGA at 403-223-2262 or email

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