By Nathan Vine
Devinder Sandhu said his passion for education and farming comes from his father, Jagga Singh, who ran a school and farmed while Sandhu was growing up in Punjab, India.
Sandhu, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, now combines both of his passions in his work, and he said he believes he can help farmers throughout the world through his study of soybeans.
UWSP recently was awarded a $150,000 grant from the United Soybean Board for research led by Sandhu, 43, who has been at the university since 2005. The three-year grant begins March 1, and at least 10 undergraduate students at UWSP will work with Sandhu on the project, which is aimed at improving genetic traits in soybeans.