Feedstock Development

The primary goal is to develop new and improved perennial grass cultivars and hybrids that can be used on marginal cropland in the Central US for the production of biomass for bioenergy and bioproducts.

Project Directors

  • Rob Mitchell, USDA Agricultural Research Service (Northern Plains)
  • Mike Casler,  U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center


  • Akwasi Boateng, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Bruce Dien, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Tiffany Heng-Moss, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Ken Moore, Iowa State University
  • Gary Yuen, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Feedstock Development Resources

Fact Sheets

Research Summaries

Instructional Videos