Travis Beckett

Graduate Student

Department: Agronomy
Major Professor: Dr. Torbert Rocheford​


​Area of Study

Plant Breeding and Genetics, specifically corn varieties formerly protected by the Plant Variety Protection Act (i.e. ex-PVP inbred lines)

Work Experience

Cropping practices research assistant, BYU, Provo, UT, 2007-2010

Integrated Pest Management specialist, Olsen's Greenhouse Gardens, Salem, UT, 2012

Landscape water-use assessor, Kimball Property Management, Draper, UT, 2012

Fieldwork supervisor, Roche​ford Maize Lab, Purdue University, 2014-Present   


Past Education 

BS in biology from Brigham Young University (BYU)

Completed a summer term at University of Cambridge, UK



Presidential scholar finalist, BYU, 2002.

Heritage scholarship recipient, BYU, 2002.

USDA Sustainable Ag Research & Education Highlighted Project, 2006.

Mentored research grant, BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA), 2008.

Robert K. Thomas fellowship, BYU Honors program, 2009.

Marcus Daly scholarship, BYU Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, 2009.

Academic research grant, BYU Harold B. Lee Library, 2009.

Mentored research recognition, BYU President’s Leadership Council, 2009.



Maple Valley, WA

Department of Agronomy, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-4773

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