Peyton Ginakes

Research Associate 
Highmoor Farm, 52 US-202, Monmouth, Maine 04259
Telephone: 207.933.2100

Peyton Ginakes is a fruit and vegetable research associate based at UMaine’s Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. She conducts applied research to address knowledge gaps in specialty crop production for Maine farmers. Some of her ongoing research includes evaluating cold hardiness in peach trees, exploring sustainable soil management practices for diversified vegetable operations, and carrying out a multitude of vegetable crop trials to identify promising varieties and cultural practices.


  • Post-Doc – University of Maine, Orono
  • Ph.D. – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Applied Plant Science and Agroecology
  • B.S. – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Environmental Science, Policy, & Management and Soil Science