Making Mini Meadows: Q&A with Mike Lizotte

Mike Lizotte, owner and managing partner of American Meadows and author of Mini Meadows, shares how a meadow can be created anywhere — from a rolling...

Adam D’Angelo Loves Bluegrass Music and Eats a Reasonable Amount of Nutella

2019 Borlaug Scholar Adam D'Angelo talks with Marc Zienkiewicz about his love of playing bluegrass music, hazelnut breeding, and why he gets a lot of Nutella-related comments...

Is the World at War With Agriculture?

Well, 2019 has been quite a year so far! It started with epic flooding and the wettest spring on record. It descended with high yield and planted...

Ag Groups Support USDA’s Proposed Biotech Framework

Organizations and associations look forward to a vastly different approach when it comes to how plant breeding innovations are regulated, but as the old saying goes,...

Was Processing an Afterthought for Hemp Growers?

With the price of hemp seed going anywhere from 80 cents a pound to $3 per seed, opportunists in Colorado looking to capture a fast profit in...

NAPB Grows to Meet the Future

The National Association of Plant Breeders holds its biggest-ever meeting as its growing membership works to tackle the challenges posed by regulatory and climate changes.
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How Don Bockelman’s Love of Corn Breeding Happened by Chance

Don Bockelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Lifetime Achievement Award, talks about his career in corn breeding, what led to it, and how he...
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Jeffrey Endelman is a Russet Man

Jeffrey Endelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Early Career Scientist Award, talk about how working in computers led him to plant breeding, why he...

Want to Partner With Another Company? Here’s How to Get Your Foot in the...

Do you have a product you think would work well with or enhance another company’s product? Is there a company you’d like to partner with? Collaborations between...

Aiming to Improve Nutrition With ‘Orange Corn,’ NutraMaize Receives More Than $1 Million in...

A project that began as part of an ongoing humanitarian effort to improve nutrition in low-income countries has received more than $1 million to adapt a more...
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Peggy Ozias-Akins Doesn’t Have Much Time to Scuba Dive

Peggy Ozias-Akins, Georgia peanut breeder and chair of the National Association of Plant Breeders, talks to Marc Zienkiewicz about her favourite hobby, why she breeds peanuts, her...

We’ve Got Batteries For Days

As a youngster, I received a gift of a put-it-together radio kit which may have helped to inspire the fix it, inventor, and have-to-take-it-apart aspects of my...

What the Hemp is Going On?

It appears to be a Sleeping Giant waking from a long winter’s nap! With all its special qualities and challenging issues, hemp has quickly become the most...

How Darwin’s Finches Made Stephanie Sjoberg Want to be a Plant Breeder

Marc Zienkiewicz chats with NAPB Borlaug Scholar Stephanie Sjoberg about her research on winter wheat and how Charles Darwin's famous finches inspired her to breed plants. Interview...
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How Shawn Kaeppler Went from Dairy Cattle Judging to Plant Breeding

Shawn Kaeppler, agronomy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and recent winner of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Lifetime Achievement Award, talks with Marc Zienkiewicz about...
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Todd Martin to Leave the Independent Professional Seed Association

On August 26, Todd Martin announced with a heavy heart that he was resigning as CEO of the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA). “I believe...

Yield Your Way Out Of Low Prices

The Pacific Northwest (PNW) is a unique agricultural growing region in the United States. Growers produce many different crops, but when you get to the wheat-growing areas...

It’s a Labor of Love

Looking to make an impact on the world, Emily Combs Ziemke jumped in head first to learn about plant breeding. Now, as the 2019 Future Giant,...

3 Reasons Independence is an Asset

It’s Sunday evening and my husband and I have just finished our Sunday dinner. It’s his last day of summer holidays and tomorrow morning he’s back to...

Jessica Chitwood-Brown has a Tomato Seed Time Machine, Doesn’t Think Ketchup and Mustard Should...

At the 9th annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders that began today in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz sat down with Borlaug...