1. Staff

Small Grains Breeding Laboratory

The primary goal of the Small Grains Breeding Laboratory is to develop cultivars with increased grazing tolerance, winter hardiness, forage yield and forage quality to benefit livestock production in the Southern Great Plains. The major crops covered under the program are rye, dual-purpose wheat, triticale and oat. We use genomics technologies to accelerate breeding cycles and efficiently identify and introduce desirable traits into elite germplasm.

Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson

Research Associate

Breeding Small Grains

Tiffany Hammett
Tiffany Hammett

Research Assistant PT

Breeding Small Grains

Willie Hart
Willie Hart

Research Assistant PT

Breeding Small Grains

Wangqi Huang
Wangqi Huang

Research Associate 1 - FTT

Ma OCAST Wheat

Tadele Kumssa, Ph.D.
Tadele Kumssa, Ph.D.

Research Associate 2 - FTT

Ma FFAR Cover Crop

Frank Maulana, Ph.D.
Frank Maulana, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ma FFAR In-Kind Match

Jarron Peoples
Jarron Peoples

Research Assistant 2

Breeding Small Grains

Habtamu Tamir, Ph.D.
Habtamu Tamir, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ma FFAR Cash Match