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Tree Crop Breeder

Lily Hislop

[email protected]   |  (608) 448-6432 ext. 231

Lily is the Black Currant and Elderberry Breeder for the Savanna Institute. She came to SI in fall 2023 from a blueberry breeding position. Lily has a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics and has worked with a variety of species including sweet corn, pumpkin, miscanthus, and teosinte. She, her wife, and their dog Melon live in Wisconsin and she enjoys bike commuting, podcasts, and textile arts.

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One-On-One Support for Farm Planning

Technical Service Program

Get help planning your perennial farm system. Our Technical Service Program is here to guide you through the process of planning, funding, and planting trees on your farm.