Jeff Mills, M.S.
Experience: 14 years
Jeff Mills is a melon breeder who develops new melon hybrids for growers around the globe. He’s innately curious, and loves collaborating with growers to understand how the products he’s working on will perform in real commercial fields. His background is in molecular biology, and his experience developing molecular markers has had a strong influence on his approach to plant breeding. He enjoys figuring out how to apply new technologies to breeding, increasing efficiency and shortening the time it takes to bring new products to market that do well for growers, and delight consumers.
“Growers have issues that they deal with every day that are core to their business. I get to be part of helping them. And that’s rewarding.”