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Economic Botanist, Jeffrey McElroy, PhD

Plant Breeder
Jeffrey McElroy

to Head R&D at
Johnny's Selected Seeds

Albion, Maine: December 2014 — Seed industry leader Jeffrey B. McElroy, PhD joins Johnny's Selected Seeds this month as Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. McElroy brings extensive global experience to Johnny's in researching and developing new vegetable varieties to further propel the company's growth.

"We are very pleased to have Jeffrey McElroy leading our Product Development and Breeding organizations at a time when we are expanding into new market opportunities," said Harry Fraser, CEO of Johnny's Selected Seeds. "He's joining a highly talented team, including our founder Rob Johnston, Jr and Dr John Navazio."

Dr. Jeffrey B. McElroy's work in plant science and production has spanned the globe, entailing roles that encompass all aspects of delivering flavor-packed, nutrient-rich produce to discriminating customers. Recently, Dr. McElroy served as the Vice President of Research and Development for Backyard Farms, LLC, in Madison, Maine. His career path in plant breeding, research management, and business operations has crossed the globe, including leadership positions at Harris Moran Seed Company, Mendel Biotechnology, and Daehnfeldt A/S Denmark.


About Johnny's Selected Seeds
Established in 1973, Johnny's Selected Seeds is a 100% employee-owned company and purveyor of high quality seeds and tools. Johnny's is committed to a grower's success and provides superior products, information, and service. Johnny's products are 100% guaranteed.


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