Mike Peterson is currently the Lead for Global Traits at Forage Genetics International, a breeder and worldwide marketer of alfalfa seed, based in Nampa, ID. Prior to this responsibility, Mike was Senior Breeder (7 years), Research Director (10 years) and then Brand Manager (13 years) for W-L Research, a breeder and marketer of proprietary alfalfa varieties based in Madison, Wisconsin.
Mike received a B.S. degree in Agronomy from the University of California-Davis, an M.S. and PhD degree in Plant Breeding from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from Marquette University.