Promoting Canadian Oats


CropConnect brings together crop associations (canola, corn, flax, oat, pulse, sunflower, wheat and barley) to conduct annual general meetings, crop information updates and opportunities to network February 12 and 13, 2020. Mark your Calendars now!

The 2020 MOGA AGM will be held during CropConnect, on Wednesday, February 12 at 2:40 pm. Come enjoy a free, locally brewed oat beer and hear what MOGA is doing for you!

Click here for meeting agenda

About MOGA

Manitoba has become the second leg of a process which the Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) sees as a way to finalize a prairie-wide entity funding oat research, market development and education. The Manitoba Oat Growers Association (MOGA) was mandated by the provincial government in August 2008, to begin collecting a 50 cents per tonne levy on all Manitoba-grown oats marketed commercially. Collection began October 1, 2008.

MOGA president Bob Anderson of Dugald noted that oats was one of the last of the major grains to create an advocacy and research organization, but also expressed optimism that funding support from Manitoba oat growers will, (through a check-off of less than 1 cent per bushel),  have a major impact on the future of the industry. “Oat growers will now be ‘at the table’ with the ability to influence decisions with government and industry.”

The MOGA board of directors joined the Prairie Oat Breeding Consortium, a joint industry-government entity which has spearheaded the development of numerous oat varieties popular among oat growers, including such varieties as AC Ronald, AC Furlong, AC Pinnacle, AC Leggett, AC Jordan, AC Gwen, AC Medallion, Summit, Stainless and Stride.

POGA was launched in 1998 by oat growers from the three prairie provinces and continues to act as an umbrella agency, coordinating activities with and through both SODC and MOGA.

All Manitoba oat growers who pay into the check-off and remain members of MOGA are welcome to attend the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Prairie Oat Growers Association, and the AGM of the Manitoba Oat Growers Association. Please click here for more information on the MOGA and POGA AGMs.

MOGA members are also encouraged to let their names stand for director positions. Benefits of being a director for MOGA include:

  • Identify and direct research for the benefit of the entire industry;
  • Increased industry knowledge;
  • The opportunity to meet a large number of influential millers, buyers, and government officials across the province, nation and globally;
  • Increased information sharing with other growers to learn what other farmers are doing and have experienced;
  • Increased industry knowledge;
  • Professional development;
  • Reimbursement for all travel, honorariums for time spent on the commissions’ projects and committees.

Please contact the POGA office for information on how to express interest.