The Equine Feed Oat Project (EFOP) is an initiative of the Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA), a volunteer farmer organization representing 20,000 hard-working Canadian oat growers.
The EFOP was created in 2009 to research, educate and communicate information about oats to the equine industry. One of the EFOP’s first research efforts was commissioning Professor Laurie L. Lawrence, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, to review the existing research on oats as equine feed. A summary of her research is on this site on the Research page.
POGA was formed in 1998 and its members hail from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. POGA’s mission is to develop and support partnerships in the agricultural industry that will enhance the profitability of oats for the grower and increase its value to the customer. Visit the POGA web site to learn more.