Phillip Alberti works in commercial crop production, assisting growers and producers by providing resources for row crop production. His area of expertise includes soil fertility, production systems, and industrial hemp. He determines production needs and assists local producers to improve productivity and integrate new practices via research, impact programming, and consultations.
Working extensively with community colleges in Northern Illinois, Phillip works to further develop agricultural research and education programs that embody the mission of Extension.
Phillip also leads projects including the Midwestern Hemp Database and Cultivar Check Program, which utilize grower-cooperators to evaluate the performance of industrial hemp cultivars across the Midwest.
Originally from Southeastern Wisconsin, Phillip received a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and a Master of Science in Plant Sciences from South Dakota State in 2017.