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About Us

Our mission: to educate growers on the role that native pollinators play in enhancing pollination services and profitability, and advocate for programs and resources to establish habitat and increase populations of native and managed pollinators.

Project Synopsis

Over the past several years, declines in populations of managed and native bees and other pollinators have been growing, as have calls for initiatives and programs designed to rebuild populations of native pollinators and enhance the pollination services that they provide; however, leadership for most of these efforts has come largely from within the pollination stakeholder community. Read more…

Staff

The Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project is directed by Project Coordinator Ernie Shea and supported by staff member Rachel Martin. Read more…

Steering Committee

The Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project is guided by a 22-person Steering Committee composed of agricultural and conservation leaders and chaired by Rudy Rice, past president of the National Association of Conservation Districts. Read more…

Work Groups

The Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project’s Steering Committee members have been divided into work groups to address in detail the following four subject areas: communications outreach, economic indicators, educational programs, enabling policies. Read more…

Funders

Funding for the Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project is provided by the Turner Foundation and the National Association of State Conservation Agencies. Read more…

Banner photo: Dr. Art Cameron – MSU Horticulture Gardens Director, Michigan State University