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Quinn Sturby is a Masters candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. Sturby grew up on her family grain farm in Saskatchewan, and her parents continue to farm where she grew up.
Sturby studied agriculture during her undergrad at the University of Saskatchewan and developted an interest in genetics. She has brought this interest in genetics a step further in her Master’s studies. Her master’s thesis revolves around using unoccupied arial vehicles to collect data and use this data to do phenotypic and genetic analysis of growth and development traits in common beans.
Sturby says that her decision to pursue a career in agriculture felt very natural. Her first hand experience growing up in the agriculture industry fostered an interest in food production and food security. In her future career, Sturby would like to continue to work on the genetics and breeding side. She says working in this area allows her to make advancements in plant breeding to solve problems producers face.