Dry Bean Breeding Project

Dry Bean Breeding Staff

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.
Barry is the sole research associate for the Dry Bean Breeding program. He was recognized in 2002 for his contribution in streamlining and updating the breeding program.