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New high-yield WSU spring wheat named for Black pioneer and family

Newest spring variety is an outstanding wheat named for Black pioneer George Bush and his son, William Owen Bush.

William Owen Bush with WSU spring wheat

Students compete to attract next-gen consumers in Columbia capstone challenge

Drawing on their knowledge of trends in society and the apparel industry, WSU students competed to solve real-world challenges with Columbia Sportswear.

Gianna and Rebekah, Columbia presentation

Public wheat breeders continue 130-year legacy of excellence

From the 1890s through today, WSU wheat breeders have kept Washington wheat competitive and adapted to our unique challenges.

Vogel and Allan- new wheat, historic photo

WSU’s New Grains Northwest program yields farm-to-school opportunities for buckwheat

The New Grains Northwest program is researching underutilized grains like buckwheat and millet while growing new farm-to-school markets.

Close-up of buckwheat flower.

Aspiring first-gen mentor helps find greener food future

Mentorship changed Miguel Rosas’ life, putting him on a path to help feed the world through science.

Miguel Rosas with seedlings in a gel case.

WSU alumna returns as V&E department’s newest winemaker

As the newest winemaker in WSU’s Department of Viticulture & Enology, alumna Madelyn Caleron is living out her passion.

Head shot of Madelyn Calderon standing outside and wearing a black T-shirt