Variety Development – Kentucky Wildcats Edition

What’s Old is New Again Today we look at the Commonwealth of Kentucky. “What’s a commonwealth and how is it different from a state?” you ask. According to Merriam-Webster, there really is no difference between

Variety Development – NMSU Aggies Edition

Home of the Chile Pepper Institute Last week, we highlighted the breeding activities of the Aggies of Texas A&M University. This week, we are again focusing on the Aggies, but those of New Mexico State

Variety Development – Aggies Edition

Cotton, Corn, and Cattle: Everything is Bigger in Texas One only needs to look at a map of the United States to gain at least a preliminary understanding of how important Texas is to the

Variety Development – Fighting Illini Edition

Illinois: Home to the Oldest Experimental Research Plots in the Americas The “I” states are indispensable to American agriculture. Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana have some of the most productive soils on the planet. The states

Variety Development – Oklahoma State Cowboys Edition

An Agricultural Leader, the Sooner State is More than Livestock Oklahoma is the next stop on our tour of U.S. land-grant universities (LGUs). It is nicknamed the Sooner State after the settlers who literally jumped

Variety Development – Cougars Edition

Washington State University, Home of the Cosmic Crisp With the exception of California, the state of Washington has perhaps the most diverse agricultural economy in the United States. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

Variety Development – Bison Edition

Nearly 90 Percent of North Dakota Land is in Agriculture As of yesterday, North Dakota has been a state for 131 years. It was admitted in 1889 on the same day as South Dakota. To

Variety Development – Beavers Edition

Breeding Programs for Specialty and Field Crops You cannot get farther west in the continental United States than Oregon, yet it has been a state for longer than all of its western neighbors except California.

Variety Development – Clemson Tigers Edition

Clemson University, Not Just Football You would be justified if you instantly think of football when you hear the words “Clemson University.” After all, they have been in the top tier of college football for

Variety Development – Wolfpack Edition

North Carolina State University Boasts One of the Most Robust Plant Breeding Programs in the Nation We provided some background on the history and creation of the land-grant university (LGU) system in an earlier post.