Rod Greder

Sarasota County

Agriculture Agent

Extension Focus

  • Small Start Up
  • Pasture Management & Measurement
  • Local Food Systems
  • Hobby Farm and Urban Ag Technical Assistance


  • B.S.. Agronomy, Iowa State University, 1981
  • M.S. Plant Breeding & Genetics, University of Minnesota, 1983
  • Ph.D. Plant Genetics, University of Illinois, 1986
  • Post Doc - Maize Research Institute, Beograd, Yugoslavia, 1987


  • Agiculture Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, 2021-Present
  • Extension Educator, Univeristy of Minnesota, 2013-2021
  • Faculty, University of Minnesota College of Continuing & Professional Education,  -2003-2022
  • Founder and Manager, New Productivity Agriculture, 2003-2020
  • Director of North American Plant Breeding Research, Dow Agrosciences, 1999-2003
  • Director of North American Marketing, Global Licensing, Cargill Hybrids, 1993-1999
  •  Plant Breeder, Pioneer Hi Bred and Asgrow Seed, 1986-1993

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Sarasota County Cattlemen's Association
  • Florida Cattlemen's Association
  • Snake River Cattlemen's Association
  • Crow River Food Council
  • Product Development and Management Association
  • American Society of Agronomy

University Service

  • South Florida Beef Forage Program
  • SW Florida Small Farms Team

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