Dry Bean Breeding Project

Dry Bean Breeding Staff

Dr. Mark Brick

Mark Brick is currently a Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. He earned a PhD degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1980, an MS from the University of Arizona in 1975, and the BS from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1972. He grew up on a small dairy farm in eastern Wisconsin, which he operated prior to military service. His professional activities and interests have included: seed certification, seed production, plant breeding, statistics, and production agriculture. Has developed and released seven dry bean varieties and germplasms. His research interest in breeding include, breeding for disease resistance, high yield potential upright plant architecture, and health benefits of dry bean in the diet of human.

J. Barry Ogg

Barry is the research associate for the dry bean breeding program. Beginning in 1989, Barry worked to upgrade and streamline the program by implementing desktop computers and phasing out the mainframes. Through Barry's efforts the capacity for annual crosses, access to data, efficiency and mechanization of planting, harvesting and data collection have improved.

Dry Bean Coordinated Agriculture Project Interns

2012-2013 Interns

From left to right: Barry Ogg, Dr. Mark Brick, Emily Troxtell, Donny Hodgkinson, Nathan Pohl.

Emily Troxtell is a senior studying Soil and Crop Sciences with a concentration in Plant Genetics, Biotechnology and Breeding at Colorado State University. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in plant breeding or genetics. Emily is intensely interested in the role that nutrition plays in the development and resistance to human cancer and hopes to research this link in her career.

Donny Hodgkinson is also a senior studying Soil and Crop sciences with a concentration in plant genetics, biotechnology and breeding at CSU. Donny intends to obtain a graduate degree in plant breeding; he is particularly interested in barley breeding for the brewing industry.

Nathan Pohl is a senior at Fort Collins High School. He enjoys his science classes and is interested in nuclear engineering.

2011-2012 Interns


2010-2011 Interns

from left to right: Hannah Walters, Colton Heeney, Bryan Fischer, Jordon Leone, Sarah Dominick.