NE CASC Principal Investigator
Sustainable Agriculture Faculty
College of Menominee Nation
Ph.D.: Plant Breeding, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2005
M.S.: Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, Ames IA, 1988
Frank Kutka is a plant breeder who is currently developing a Sustainable Agriculture degree program at the College of Menominee Nation. He grew up in southern Wisconsin, and eventually studied field biology, animal ecology, and corn breeding. He worked for the University of Minnesota conducting surveys of crayfish, fish, and frogs, and also operated a small wildflower nursery before moving to upstate New York and then North Dakota. He was the assistant director of the Dickinson Research Extension Center there, coordinated the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, and also helped to coordinate the Farm Breeding Club for the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society. His teaching experiences include lab and discussion courses at Iowa State University, Cornell University, and Dickinson State University.