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WE are Shepherd's Grain R&D

When you use Shepherd's Grain Flour, you are a partner with us in sustainability research.

It truly is a team effort. Shepherd’s Grain has teamed up with Washington State University, the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, The Nature Conservancy, and other private researchers and scientists on various research projects over the years.

Jeremy Bunch directs the R&D efforts of Shepherd’s Grain. Jeremy grew up on a grass seed farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and managed the farm for awhile after college. Then after gaining valuable experience working for the Idaho Department of Agriculture for 6 years, he joined Shepherd’s Grain where day by day he continues to grow in his knowledge of sustainable agricultural systems.

Isaac Madsen, PhD in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences at Washington State University has managed several research projects for Shepherd’s Grain. Isaac is a soil scientist, and has provided a great deal of valuable knowledge for the Shepherd’s Grain grower base.

Karl Kupers, one of Shepherd’s Grain’s founders, continues to play a vital role in pushing our research forward.

Our partners at ADM provide excellent support as we research the ways to produce the best wheat flour.

Last, but certainly not least, are the farmers of Shepherd’s Grain. You would be hard pressed to find a more progressive-minded, knowledgeable, and constructive group of growers. They sacrifice land, time, and effort in providing resources and expertise that helps us reach our research goals.

Jeremy Bunch, Director of Research
Isaac Madsen, PhD
Karl Kupers, Shepherd's Grain Co-Founder