American Oat Workers Conference
AOWC 2018 updates - April
"As you plan out your summer, be sure to include the American Oat Workers Conference! The conference will take place June 19-21, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. It will be held at Motif Seattle, a Destination Hotel, which is a distinctly different yet uniquely Seattle hotel experience. Register at the hotel soon. We’ve reduced our room block and cannot guarantee the conference rate past April 6th.
This conference includes an opening reception the night of June 18, a Blake Island banquet/cruise, and a trip to Mount Vernon and Field Tour. Participants will discuss topics such as Agronomy and Physiology, Organic Production and Feed use, Breeding/Molecular Tools, Breeding/Germplasm, Pathology, and more.
We want to extend a personal invitation to you to come present your research and be a part of the discussion.
Register now: Registration | American Oat Workers Conference 2018"
AOWC 2018 updates - February
"Early registration for AOWC 2018 ends on February 28. Register by then to save money!
The planning committee has changed the abstract submission deadline from April 15 to May 1. If you know that you intend to submit, however, Rick and Kathy would appreciate a quick email as soon as possible to assist with program planning. There is also an option to make a choice between oral and poster presentation on the registration site.
We may have some additional plot space in the spring planting. If you want to submit some lines, please contact Kathy as soon as possible."
AOWC 2018 updates - January
Thank you for your consideration!"
Invitation to AOWC 2018:
"We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 American Oat Workers Conference to be held June 19-21, 2018 in Seattle, Washington is now open! In addition to on-line registration, the conference website presents some important dates, details about the meeting venue Motif Seattle, and will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
Some of the purposes of this meeting are to disseminate current research, discuss regional and continental problems of oat improvement, encourage the exchange and preservation of germplasm, and introduce planned cultivar releases. A key component will be a field tour to view germplasm contributed by oat breeders around the globe. Because of the maritime climate in this region, we plan on both a fall and spring planting. We hope this will encourage oat breeders to submit a broad range of their advanced oat lines and have contracted 2 full acres with the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center to allow for 4-row, 4 ft plots. Below are detailed instructions for submitting germplasm and sending seed. Please don’t hesitate to call or email with questions.
Kathy Esvelt Klos, email@example.com, (208) 397-4162
Rick Jellen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (801) 422-7279
Germplasm intended for fall planting:
- 1. Please let us know by email as soon as possible if you intend to submit fall-planted lines.
- 2. We will need to have seed in Aberdeen, Idaho by October 1, 2017.
- 3. Please send 12-15g seed per entry. A phytosanitary certificate should be included, but a permit is not required for shipment of A. sativa to the U.S.
Germplasm intended for spring planting:
- 1. Please let us know by January 1, 2018 if you intend to submit spring-planted lines.
- 2. We will need to have seed in Aberdeen, Idaho by March 15, 2018.
- 3. Please send 12-15g seed per entry. A phytosanitary certificate should be included, but a permit is not required for shipment of A. sativa to the U.S."
AOWC Committee structure
The list of AOWC Committee members is here.
The draft minutes from the Ottawa meeting are here.
The "Statement of Purpose of the Organization of the American Oat Workers Conference" is here.
Previous American Oat Workers Conferences/Hosts:
- 2014 Ottawa, ON, Canada (ECORC, AAFC)
- 2010 Baton Rouge, LA, USA (LSU)
- 2006 Fargo, ND, USA (NDSU)
- 2002 Wilmington, NC, USA (NC State)
- 1998 Winnipeg, MB, Canada (CRC, AAFC)
- 1994 Minneapolis, MN, USA (UMN)
- 1990 Jackson Hole, WY, USA (USDA-ARS, Aberdeen)
- 1986 Ottawa, ON, Canada (PRC, Agriculture Canada)
- 1982 State College, PA, USA (Penn State) (was also the first International Oat Conference)
- 1978 College Station, TX, USA (Texas A&M)
- 1974 Ames, IA, USA (ISU)
- 1970 Raleigh, NC, USA (NC State)
- 1966 East Lansing, MI, USA (MSU)
- 1962 Gainesville, FL, USA (U. Florida) (The 1962 volume of the Newsletter outlines the history of the National Oat Conference from 1946-1963.)
- 1958 Lafayette, IN, USA (Purdue U.) (This was the first National Oat Conference meeting.)