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Inspiring teamwork: Winter wheat breeder Arron Carter works to feed millions

Posted by | November 6, 2015
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“Our research objectives haven’t changed over the 120 years that we’ve been breeding wheat at WSU,” says Arron Carter, WSU winter wheat breeder. “We breed for high yield potential that’s economically beneficial for a grower and that’s going to be sustainable in the long term.”

It started with a car, a ’69 Corvette Stingray to be exact.

When Arron Carter, the director of the Washington State University Winter Wheat Breeding Program, was in high school his agricultural teacher had a ’69 Corvette Stingray. Every year this teacher would let his favorite senior take the car to senior prom. Carter had never taken an agriculture class before, but he knew he wanted to drive that car.

Read Carter’s story here.