40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Jennifer Boldt


United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Toledo, Ohio

Job Title

Research Horticulturalist


  • Established a research program examining how environmental factors and cultural practices influence growth and development of greenhouse crops.
  • Managed the annual trial garden at the University of Florida for three years. During that time, the university added a winter trial and more than doubled the number of cultivars evaluated in the spring/summer trial.


Try to Keep Up: Jennifer is an avid runner who ran her first marathon two years ago. So far she has run four marathons with more to come in the future.

Fun Facts

Spins a Good Yarn: Five years ago, she taught herself how to knit. “It’s a very useful hobby when you live in a northern climate! I wear hand-knit socks almost daily.”

Don’t Confuse Her With: Jennifer’s twin sister is also in the horticulture industry. See Jessica Boldt.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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Sparta, MI 49345

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