Jeremie Favre, an agronomy graduate student in Valentin Picasso’s lab, was recently selected to receive a 2018 Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellow Award. Favre’s research will explore best management practices to maintain seed yield of Kernza over time. Kernza is being developed as the first commercially available perennial grain grown in the United States.
The FFAR Fellows Program pairs doctoral candidates with academic and industry mentors to equip students with the skills needed to facilitate their transition to the workforce and optimize impact on the future of agriculture science. The $2.7 million FFAR grant was matched by a consortium of industry leaders. Favre’s industry sponsor is Perennial Agriculture Project, in conjunction with the Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation and The Land Institute.
Read more about the FFAR Fellows Program in this story.