Our Staff

Lead Scientist & CEO of Canopy Farm Management

Kevin Wolz, PhD

[email protected]   |  (608) 448-6432 ext. 101

Kevin formerly led the Savanna Institute as its Co-Executive Director. In 2022, he joined Canopy Farm Management as its Chief Executive Officer. Canopy is a business launched by the Savanna Institute and Grantham Environmental Trust to expand agroforestry services in the Midwest. While CEO of Canopy, Kevin continues his contributions to Savanna Institute’s mission as a lead scientist. Kevin’s academic background has blended biology, agroecology, and engineering, with a focus spanning a wide range of methods and applications – from biogeochemical cycling and ecological monitoring to biophysical modeling and economic analyses. He was the founding Chair of the Institute’s Board of Directors. Kevin enjoys experimenting and learning on his own two agroforestry farms on long-term-leased land in Champaign County, IL.

Farm Management Services

Canopy provides tree planting and land management services to farmers and landowners in Illinois and Wisconsin. The business establishes perennial crops, timber plantings, conservation practices, and integrated agroforestry systems. Canopy combines expert staff, thoughtful design, and a mobile fleet of state-of-the-art farm equipment to cost-effectively establish and manage profitable, diverse, and resilient agroecological systems. Canopy’s initial hub is located in Champaign, Illinois, although its mobile fleet travels throughout the state and throughout Wisconsin to serve clients with tree planting and management services.