In the case of dry beans, the growers in the state of Michigan depend on getting public varieties. And those public
varieties are developed here at Michigan State, at this location.
We’ve had that partnership for over 100 years actually since this program was
initiated back in the early 1900’s and it continues to be quite strong today.
I feel an important partnership both from a research point of view, in
terms of variety development, but also serving the growers with new varieties
in a changing marketplace.