Our Staff

Scott Brainard

Tree Crop Breeder

(608) 448-6432 ext. 107

Scott coordinates Savanna Institute’s work on tree crop improvement, with a particular focus on building genetic repositories for multiple agroforestry species. A former organic vegetable farmer, Scott received his MSc degree in Plant Sciences from Wageningen University, and his PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Scott is passionate about perennial crop improvement that supports more sustainable agroforestry systems.