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Michael Kantar on how Netflix is Changing Plant Breeding

Michael Kantar sits down with Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz to talk about his work at the University of Hawaii, how technologies like Netflix are changing plant breeding,...
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David Harwood Wants to Bring the Outside In

David Harwood, Technical Services Manager for Corteva Agriscience sits down with Shawn Brook at the CSGA CSTA Annual General Meeting in Whistler, British Columbia from July 7-10,...
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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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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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Charles Miller Talks Benefits of True Potato Seed 

At the American Seed Trade Association's Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in Orlando, Florida, Charles Miller, commercial director of Solynta, sits down with Julie Deering. Miller discusses the...
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Bryan Gerard (JoMar) Specializing in Wheat Licensing, Being an Advocate, Plant Breeding Innovation

Bryan Gerard, President & Co-Owner of JoMar Seeds talks with Shawn Brook at the IPSA 29th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana from January 8-10, 2018.
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Brad May and Jerry Flint Want to Take Communication Outside of Agriculture and into...

At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)'s 2019 Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in Orlando, Florida, Brad May, Global Key Account manager at BASF Seed Solutions, and Jerry Flint,...
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Aaron Whaley Develops Flavorful Varieties

At the American Seed Trade Association's 2019 Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in Orlando, Florida, Julie Deering sat down with Aaron Whaley, president of A.P. Whaley Seed Company. They discussed...
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Ioana Tudor (Syngenta) Driving Investments In China, Working Together to Meet Breeding Targets

Ioana Tudor, Global Head of Seedcare for Syngenta talks with Shawn Brook at the ISF World Seed Congress in Brisbane, Australia from June 3-6, 2018.
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Plant Breeders Carry the Weight of the World on Their Shoulders — Michael Gore

OK, it's interviews like this that make me love my job. I'm jealous that I wasn't the one who got to sit across from this amazing researcher and plant...

George Bassel: Plants Can Make Decisions for Themselves

We chat with the U.K.'s George Bassel, professor of plant computational biology in the University of Birmingham's School of Biosciences, about the decision-making processes of plants and how we can harness...
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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...
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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...
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William Goodbar: Challenges Create Great Opportunities

As the proposed mergers and acquisitions move through the regulatory approvals necessary to proceed, William Goodbar, president of the Goodbar Group, says he plans to be busy in the...

Frank Terhorst, Global Head of Seeds, Bayer CropScience – CSS ASTA 2014 – Giant...

Frank Terhorst sits down with Issues Ink President Shawn Brook at ASTA’s CSS 2014 & Seed Expo in Chicago, Illinois December 8-12, 2014.
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Meet Michael Kantar, University of Hawaii Plant Breeder and Assistant Professor

This plant breeder first got his start in high school while working in a maize genetics lab at the University of Minnesota. "You can't let short-term setbacks stop you,"...
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Alicia Lopez (Bayer AG) Connecting with Customers, Importance of SAA, Regional Challenges

Alicia Lopez, Global Key Account Management, from Bayer AG talks with Shawn Brook at the SAA & ACOSEMILLAS 6th Seed Congress of the Americas from September 5-7, 2017 in...
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Ric Dunkle Gives a Rundown on the Seed Science Foundation

At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)’s Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in Orlando, Florida, Ric Dunkle, senior director of Seed Health and Trade of ASTA, sits down with Julie...
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Lindsay Wyatt (Johnny’s Selected Seeds) Transitioning from Grad School; Business Side of Plant Breeding

Lindsay Wyatt (Johnny’s Selected Seeds) talks with Shawn Brook at the 2017 NAPB Annual Conference from August 7-10, 2017 at the University of California, Davis.
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Meet Claire Luby of Open Source Seeds

A recent graduate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Claire Luby’s research focused on carrot genetic diversity and intellectual property, or IP. She continues to pursue this research at...