Associate of Applied Science, Eastern Wyoming College, 1979; Bachelor of Science, U. Wyoming, 1985; Master of Science, U. Wyoming, 1987; Doctor of Philosophy, Kansas State University, 1993.
Farmer, Torrington, 1975-1983; chemistry tutor, Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, 1977-1979; research aide, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1985-1987; research assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1987-1993; canola breeder, Kansas State University, Manhattan, since 1993.
Member American Society Agronomy, Gamma Sigma delta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Konne Louise Byrne, June 11, 1983. Children: Trevor Ward, Jennyfer Fransis.