Category: plant breeders

Plant Breeder Spotlight: Dr. Jeff McCormack

Founder of the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (SESE) and Garden Medicinals and Culinaries and co-founder of Virginia Plant Savers, Jeff McCormack has long played an important role in southeast plant breeding. With a background in natural products chemistry and ecosystem dynamics, he moved to the south and began teaching at the University of Virginia in …

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Plant Breeder Spotlight: Edmund Frost

Edmund Frost lives in Virginia where he is the managing director of Common Wealth Seed Growers, a cooperative of seed growers producing farmer-grown, regionally trialed seeds in the southeast. Frost was drawn to seed growing as part of his anti-GMO activism. As a seed grower, he has spent time at both Acorn and Twin Oaks …

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