There are many oat-related events coming up in 2020! The calendar has just been updated to include two Practical Farmers of Iowa meetings, the Saaten Union Oat Convention in Braunschweig, Germany, the NAMA Spring Conference in Florida, and a plant and animal breeding course being offered by the University of Edinburgh, SRUC, and CGIAR in Edinburgh, Scotland. Please check the bottom of the home page and the rest of the calendar to see all of the events listed and take note of upcoming deadlines. The deadline for registering for the Saaten Union event, for example, is December 16th! Don't forget, too, that the next International Oat Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, in October, 2020. More information concerning registration for that event will be available soon.
As it's nearly the end of 2019, I also have a favour to ask of the breeders. Could you please send me information regarding any new varieties you've had registered this year? I will compile this information for publication in the newsletter. Thank you!