Organization: Washington State University
Location: Mt. Vernon, Washington USA
Stephen Jones is a wheat breeder and the Director of the Washington State University – Mount Vernon Research Center. Stephen has a PhD in Genetics from the University of California at Davis and teaches graduate courses in advanced classical genetics and in the history and ethics of genetics. His first wheat crop was on five acres at Chico State University’s student farm in 1977. Together with his graduate students he breeds wheat and other grains for local uses to be grown on small farms in the coastal west and the upper Northeast. He also runs the Bread Lab, a combination think tank/baking laboratory where they experiment with improved flavor, nutrition and functionality of regional and obscure wheats.