Our Staff

Executive Director

Keefe Keeley, PhD

[email protected]   |  (608) 448-6432 ext. 100

Keefe helps lead the Institute’s work to advance agroforestry as a solution for land, climate, and farming communities. He is passionate about connecting agroforestry and food system work with allied efforts in economic development, social justice, and restoration ecology. Keefe’s experience includes farm business, research, public agency, and civil society initiatives. His academic background includes completing degrees in biology from Swarthmore College, in agroecology from University of Wisconsin, a year on farms in four continents as a Watson fellow, and a bioregional anthology called The Driftless Reader. He loves absconding with wife and kiddo from his home in Madison to go pick apples in his neglected orchard.

Keefe Keeley - Staff Photo
The Institute’s Roots: 10th Anniversary Conversation with Keefe Keeley and Kevin Wolz

Keefe joins Kevin Wolz on Savanna Institute’s podcast, Perennial AF, to talk about the organization’s roots and its vision for transformational change.