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Brandi Brandes

Adam D’Angelo

Breeding Operations Manager

(608) 448-6432 ext. 235

As the Breeding Operations Manager, Adam works with the Tree Crop Improvement Team to transform innovation into application. He is responsible for coordinating data collection, critical field and greenhouse operations, and for performing research to optimize plant life cycles.

Adam received his Master’s degree in Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his research focused on breeding for flavor and eating quality in table beets. During his undergraduate educationĀ at Rutgers University he worked in a lab breeding European Hazelnuts for disease resistance.

He is an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, a banjo player, andĀ is the Director of Project Pawpaw, a crowdfunded research and breeding initiative dedicated to improving North America’s largest native fruit.