Bringing Back Pollinators to Our Gardens and Farms
By: Jim Eckberg, Xerces Society
Jim Eckberg is the Plant Ecologist/ Agronomist for the Xerces Society. For nearly two decades, Jim has worked both on the science and practice of restoring habitat for beneficial insects on farms and natural areas. Today he works with farmers, USDA, AgCanada and others to conserve beneficial insects across upper Midwest farms. He also works with the native seed industry to identify high- quality plants for pollinators, and bring them into commercial production. Jim completed a M.Sc. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) in ecology and a Ph.D. (University of Minnesota) in agroecology.