Staff Information

The UW Spooner Agricultural Research Station is a unique facility that houses five UW Faculty. This administrative arrangement is referred to as the “Northern Wisconsin Ag Initiative” (NWAI). The NWAI’s main objective is to combine the skills and expertise of these five University of Wisconsin Faculty and Staff to better serve the needs of the surrounding community.

University of Wisconsin Faculty and Staff

Phil Holman, Crops Research, Superintendent

John Haack, Natural Resources Educator, Retired, Emeritus

Kevin Schoessow, Ag Development Agent

Otto Wiegand, Ag Agent, Retired, Emeritus

University Staff

Forrest Anderson, Agricultural Research Equipment Operator

Scott Butterfield, Agricultural Research Equipment Operator LTE

Lorraine Toman, University Services Program Associate


2017 Student Interns

Tanner Hall, Agronomy

Mitchell Shellito, Assistant Garden Manager

Brent Arnoldussen, Display Garden

Niki Lacktorin, Seed to Kitchen Manager

Peter Jakus, Seed to Kitchen

Noah Bevers, Seed to Kitchen