• Lora Norquest is making a trial run of Sorghum Trail thin cookies NuLife Market is in the process of developing. The consistency has to be “just right” when removing them from a die cookie press.

World class geneticist joins research team with NuLife Market

When talking about the success of NuLife Market, president and founder Earl Roemer is quick to mention the quality of his employees.

“I’ve been quite surprised at our ability to recruit such outstanding individuals who have worked for multi-national companies, but would prefer to work where they can have a greater impact with a company like us,” says Roemer.

That description fits Lora Norquest, director of research and development for NuLife.

After earning a doctorate degree in plant genetics, she spent more than 20 years with Pioneer Hi-Bred - 18 years in the corn breeding program and 2-1/2 years in wheat breeding.

But her background in developing hybrids goes much deeper and Roemer has to encourage her to talk about her more than 60 patents. One of those patents is for the highest yielding corn in the world (P1197) which has produced a record 542 bushels per acre.

 

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