Dr. Brian S. Baldwin

Born Long Island, New York, first generation off-the-farm, Baldwin was educated in Maine ( Bates College; BA1980) and New Mexico (NMSU; MS 1983, PhD 1989). During the time between his MS and PhD, he worked as a cotton breeder in west Texas. Since his move to Starkville in 1990, he has worked with alternative crops, first with kenaf, roselle and Sunn hemp. He conducted joint research with NRCS- Plant Materials Center at Coffeeville, MS on domesticating native grass species for potential use as biomass and for conservation and prairie restoration. That project evolved into bioenergy crops including: ligno-cellulosic (switchgrass and giant miscanthus), oilseeds (canola, mustards, castor and sunflower), and sucrose-laden crops (energycane and sweetsorghum). Brian S. Baldwin is an Associate Professor with the department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Baldwin can be reached at bbaldwin@pss.msstate.edu.