Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and Director, The Bread Lab, Washington State University
Stephen Jones is a wheat breeder and director of the Bread Lab at Washington State University, Mount Vernon. A professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, he teaches graduate courses in advanced classical genetics and the history and ethics of genetics. He and his graduate students breed wheat and other grains for non-commodity local uses to be grown on small farms in the US coastal west from southern Oregon to Alaska. The Bread Lab is a combination think tank/baking laboratory experimenting with improved flavor, nutrition, and functionality of regional and obscure wheats and other grains. Jones’s first wheat crop was at Chico State University’s student farm in 1977.