Legacy of a cultivator: Highlights from Jim Luby's fruitful career in breeding

James Luby Commencement

As keynote speaker during CFANS Undergraduate Commencement 2024, Luby shared an inspiring message with graduates, shedding light on U of M innovation that may go unrecognized by the general public.

In commemorating his 41 years of unwavering dedication to academia, we pause to reflect on the distinguished career of Professor Jim Luby. During his tenure, Professor Luby has become a leader in the plant breeding community at the University of Minnesota and beyond, excelling in cultivar development, plant breeding research, and instruction and advising of students. As the curtain closes on his time in the Department of Horticultural Science, Professor Luby reflects on the journey that led him through the world of academia, nurturing not only plants but also the minds of countless students who moved through his classroom and research programs. 

Read the full legacy story from the Department of Horticultural Science.