Staff Information

The UW Spooner Agricultural Research Station is a unique facility that houses multiple 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


2019 Student Interns

Sierra Schulz, Garden Manager

Sarah DeGraff, Seed to Kitchen

Hannah Ryba, Seed to Kitchen

Samantha Vosters, Seed to Kitchen