Colorado Wheat Research Foundation

The Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) serves as an important link in the Colorado Wheat Cultivar Program. The foundation works hand in hand with Colorado State University (CSU) to help develop and distribute new wheat varieties.

As the university develops new varieties, CWRF takes ownership and works with eligible certified seed growers. Royalties for certified seed are collected by CWRF, and net royalties are returned to CSU to be reinvested in wheat-related research. These varieties are sold under the brand name PlainsGold.  To learn about these varieties, visit