Idaho Wheat Commission, Limagrain Cereal Seeds and University of Idaho officials gathered at Moscow to review the progress and explore further the promise of a novel collaborative research effort focused on Idaho’s wheat industry.
The presentation by Jim Peterson, Limagrain Cereal Seeds vice president for research, outlined the global seed producer’s interests and expertise in North America. Wheat Commissioners Bill Flory of Winchester, Joe Anderson of Potlatch and Gordon Gallup of Ririe joined University of Idaho President Duane Nellis, Vice President for Research and Economic Development Jack McIver and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Interim Dean John Foltz during the session
The Idaho Wheat Commission and Limagrain Cereal Seeds provide financial support and resources to aid the University of Idaho wheat breeding and agronomy programs. The Idaho Wheat Commission created two $1 million endowments to support wheat breeding and pathology research and extension. A Limagrain Cereal Seeds endowment supports two $20,000 fellowships for University of Idaho graduate students studying agronomy.