March 2, 2024

The WheatCAP Education Team


Jason Cook: Montana State University-Bozeman
jason.cook3@montana.eduEducation Coordinator: Coordinate an integrated collaborative learning platform using face-to-face interaction and online learning environments to help train 15 PhD students in molecular plant breeding.
Leah Sandall: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
lsandall5@unl.eduOnline Technical Support: Manage and maintain the Plant Breeding Training Network (PBTN) and provide technical support for online learning environments
DeAnna Crow: Montana State University-Bozeman
deanna.visser@montana.eduAdministrative Assistant: Support online courses, workshops, education surveys, and travel.

Education Objectives:

  • Train a new cohort of 15 PhD Students in molecular breeding
  • Develop and disseminate education materials through PBTN and eXtension
  • Training will include:
    • Student led QTL cloning project (includes breeder and lab collaborations)
    • Face-to-face workshops,
    • Student seminars and discussion workshops
    • International collaboration with CIMMYT
    • Internship opportunities with Industry partners