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Jim Dyck’s field experience and interest in plant breeding and agronomy evolved first out of a B.Sc. at the University of Manitoba (1981 – 1985), and with a summer field research position at Elanco (Manitoba, 1985-1988).
The interest and opportunity increased in a research career with United Grain Growers/Agricore United (Saskatchewan, 1992 – 2007) and with an M.Sc. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, (2002). Jim’s appreciation and experience with oat breeding and agronomy grew significantly with UGG from 1998 onward.
For Jim, an oat breeding career focus was renewed and invigorated in 2008 when he decided to form a family run, private oat breeding venture, starting back at the beginning. Since 2008, this new venture in oat breeding has grown into the family company named “Oat Advantage”. Based in Saskatoon, Jim is working to breed innovative oat varieties for Western Canada, incorporating the best in available oat genetics.