About Oat Global

Oat Global is a public-private partnership committed to improving resilience, quality, and value of oat by coordinating precompetitive research, breeding and extension on a global scale.

Led by the Stakman-Borlaug Center (SBC) for Sustainable Plant Health at the University of Minnesota, Oat Global comprises worldwide participants from academia, governments, industry, and oat commodity and other stakeholder groups.


  • Coordinate global oat research, breeding and extension priorities and activities
  • Facilitate communication across the worldwide oat community
  • Advocate for and secure funding to support precompetitive oat research, breeding and extension
  • Provide a platform for formation of public-private and public-public partnerships