Who we are

Key people in the Global Farm Platform project with roles, email and links to external websites.

Graeme Martin

Graeme MartinWinthrop Professor, Deputy Director/Animal Production Systems Program Deputy Leader

Partner institution: University of Western Australia

Farm Platform: Future Farm 2050

Profile: Graeme grew up on a farm in Western Australia (WA) then, at the University of WA, graduated in Agricultural Science in 1975 and gained his doctorate in 1981 in the field of reproductive hormones in sheep. He then worked for 2 years with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France (Tours) and for 3 years with the Medical Research Council in the UK (Edinburgh). In 1986, he returned to WA to take up a joint position at The University of WA and CSIRO’s then Division of Animal Production. He reached the level of full Professor (Chair) at The University of WA in 2001.
His research covers the spectrum of basic and applied science, but focuses on how the brain measures the environment (food supply, night-length, socio-sexual signals, stress) and then formulates and implements a strategy for reproductive success. His long-term goal is to use this understanding to develop ‘clean, green and ethical’ systems of livestock production. The ultimate application of this concept is found in the UWA Future Farm 2050 Project. He has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles, been cited 4600 times (h-index: 38) and appeared over 200 times in mass media. He has supervised 30 PhD students. For a detailed science profile, see his ResearchGate site


Molly Jahn

Molly JahnProfessor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holding appointments in the Department of Agronomy, the Laboratory of Genetics, and the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

Prof. Molly Jahn leads a global alliance of research organizations focused on building and testing modern knowledge systems for sustainability. At the University of Wisconsin, she has been named a Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery fellow, and holds appointments in the Laboratory of Genetics, the Department of Agronomy, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment and the Global Health Institute. She holds adjunct appointments as senior faculty or research scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the University of Oxford’s Martin School. She has previously served as dean of the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station. In 2009–2010, she was called to provide interim leadership as deputy and acting under secretary of research, education and economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Partner institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dairy Coordinated Agricultural Project