Speaker Bio for the 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum: Shelby Ellison


Shelby Ellison

Faculty Associate, Department of Horticulture




Shelby Ellison is the new point person for industrial hemp research and education at UW-Madison. Shelby joined the Department of Horticulture in June 2019 and she has a PhD in genetics, with an emphasis in plant breeding and biodiversity, from the University of California, Davis.  She has also developed UW-Madison’s first industrial hemp course, which will be offered in the Spring of 2020.