Contact Us

Barley, Oat, and Silflower Breeding Programs:

For information about the University of Minnesota Barley, Oat, or Silflower Breeding programs please contact:

Kevin Smith
1991 Upper Buford Circle
411 Borlaug Hall
St. Paul, MN 55108

phone: 612-624-1211
email: [email protected]

Variety Trials:

Submit entries into Minnesota intermediate or advanced trials with these forms:

Barley: return your form to Ed Schiefelbein at [email protected]


Oat: return your form to Nick Metz at [email protected]

Winter Malting Barley Trial:

If you would like to become a collaborator in the WMBT, either by submitting line entries or planting a new location, please take the following survey: WMBT new collaborator request

Other relevant contacts:

College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)

Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Graduate Program

Undergraduate Program