Research Professional


Colin has 5+ years of experience with grape growing and vineyard management techniques. Colin supports the UMN grape-breeding program at the Horticulture Research Center, from pruning the vineyard and training young vines, to canopy management and under-vine weed management. Colin also assists in both harvest and post-harvest processes, greenhouse propagation, nursery maintenance, and cross-pollination. 


  • Bachelor of Science, Conservation Biology with Minor in Horticulture
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Graduate Certification in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS)
    University of North Dakota
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