We are a group of plant breeders, researchers and graduate students set on a path to bring diversity to our agroecological landscapes through innovative plant breeding and agronomic practices. Local farmers inspire our research projects and our supporters and funders fuel our pursuit of adapting novel crops to our regions and developing new, functional traits for our staple grains. In the lab, we study our crops down to the molecular level. In the field, we partner with farmers throughout the Pacific Northwest to conduct variety, agronomic and breeding trials on their land. In our work, we emphasize the value of engaging farmers throughout the breeding process. The strength of our breeding program comes from the melding of farmer and researcher knowledge.