Oat Rust Forum, 2017/2018 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Invitation to the OAT RUST FORUM, 2017/2018: November 15th and 16th, 2017

RSVP by Oct 10th to assure accommodation.

Dear Colleagues:

Oat Rust Forum (ORF) 2017/18 will bring together experts from several academic, business, and government institutions for discussion and strategizing about the future of oat rust research. Please visit z.umn.edu/oatrustinitiative to learn more about the Oat Rust Initiative and past ORF meetings. In response to participant feedback we will hold our meeting over two full days to allow sufficient time for teams to plan and present.

We are excited to announce that we have been invited to have our meeting at the scenic and world-renowned Cornell University campus. This timing and location will allow our ORF participants to take advantage of an adjacent USDA/AAFC oat research coordination meeting, to be held on Nov 13-14. Non-federal participants at ORF are welcome to attend the AAFC/USDA meeting. In particular, those interested in discussions around oat databases (Graingenes, T3/Oat, and POOL) may want to attend this part of the agenda, which will be scheduled on the Tuesday afternoon. The full agenda for the AAFC/USDA meeting will be circulated to the ORI, but we ask that you register separately for this meeting by contacting Nick Tinker nick.tinker@agr.gc.ca.

Oat Rust Forum

When: November 15th and 16th 2017

Where: Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Plant Science Bldg, Ithaca, NY

Website: http://bit.ly/2f60GSt will be updated as more information becomes available (link to agenda is below)

Meeting goals:

· Reconnect with project teams and the Board of Directors

· Update members on research progress relative to charter goals

· Collaboratively plan for 2018

· Updates on progress of funding for ORI priority areas

Meals: Lunches will be provided at the meetings venue.

Lodging: Please make your hotel reservation using the link below. This rate if for a basic queen or double room, including WIFI and breakfast. Each person will be responsible for booking and paying for their own room and associated charges. Please make your reservation by October 10th to take advantage of our special group rate. You may reserve your room by calling the direct reservation line at 877-688-1914 or by booking your group rate for the Oat Rust Forum here.

We look forward to having a productive Oat Rust Forum.


Britta Hansen, Collaborative Research Specialist

Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health, University of Minnesota 


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to Thursday, November 16, 2017