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SBAR Interview with Ms. Valentina “Tina” Andrews

This is a video interview with SBAR Educator Valentina “Tina” Andrews. Tina is a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation and her background experience spans various STEM disciplines. She produces a podcast on Indigenous history and community stories, and as an SBAR Educator, she develops lessons and activities focusing on the O’odham native language.

SBAR Interview with Dr. Dennis Ray

This video is an interview with Dr. Dennis Ray. He is a University Distinguished Professor, a Professor in Plant Sciences and Natural Resources and the Environment, and Faculty Associate in the Office of Career and Academic Services in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is also one of the principal investigators in the SBAR project. His research interests include the genetics of crop plants and the domestication of new crops. At present, his research emphasizes the development of crops suitable for cultivation in arid and semiarid environments, such as guayule and guar. He earned a PhD. in Genetics at the University of Arizona.

SBAR Interview with Dr. Dave Dierig

An interview with Dr. David Dierig; he has been the Manager and plant breeder/geneticist for Bridgestone’s Agro Operations at the Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, AZ since 2014. He is also one of the principal investigators in the SBAR project. His research focuses on successfully bringing new industrial crops such as guayule into commercialization through breeding, genetics, germplasm collection and evaluation, and agronomics. He received his PhD. in Genetics from The University of Arizona.

SBAR Interview with Mr. Blase Evancho

An interview with Mr. Blase Evancho who has a bachelor's degree in Crop Production from the University of Arizona and is currently working on his master’s degree in Plant Science at the University of Arizona. He currently works as Assistant in Extension for field crops in central Arizona. As one of the principal investigators in the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions, he provides educational material to growers. 

SBAR Interview with Dr. Catherine Brewer

An interview with Dr. Catherine Brewer, who talks about how she became a chemist, when she realized she wanted to study science, and what skills she had to learn to be able to achieve her goal. 


Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions in the Classroom, Jaime Camero

SBAR Ecological Sampling Activity, Melissa Wilburn & Arisbeth Ibarra Nieblas


SBAR 4-H Biofuel Summer Camp Video

An overview video of activities undertaken during the SBAR 4-H Biofuel Summer Camp hosted at the University of Arizona in 2018.

SBAR Teacher + Fellow Partnerships: Educating for the Future

SBAR Guardians of the Biosphere

New Mexico science educators Cathy Bradley and Tracie Mikesell created an after-school science club based on curriculum developed for the SBAR program. The club is called Guardians of the Biosphere (GOB).

Presentation at the Sky Bar, Ashton Leo

Ashton' Leo's SBAR Science Talk on March 14, 2019.

Guar for Eastern New Mexico, Dr. John Idowu

Extension Agronomist, John Idowu, provides an overview of guar as a potential alternative crop. A presentation provided at the 2020 Virtual Field Day at the NMSU Rex E. Kirksy Agricultural Science Center, Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Guar Harvesting Combine in Action

Guar can easily be harvested using existing farm equipment. A short video describes how the harvesting process works at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Clovis, NM.


Dr. Bill McCloskey: Controlling Weeds During Guayule Establishment 10/15/2020

Extension Weed Specialist, Bill McCloskey, describes weed control challenges and strategies to optimize growth of guayule seedlings in various cropping situations.

Trent Teegerstrom: Enterprise Budgets & the Whole Farm Analysis Tool 10/15/2020

Associate Director for Tribal Extension Programs and Agricultural Economics Specialist, Trent Teegerstrom, explains the Enterprise Budgets and Whole Farm Analysis Tools, which allow producers to analyze the financial impact of adopting new crops into their operations.