Rufus Isaacs, PhD

Rufus Isaacs is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. He leads a lab group studying the management of pests and pollinators in berry crops and grapes. His research includes evaluation and implementation of habitat for bees that pollinate crops including highbush blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and the … Read more

Rachael Winfree, PhD

Rachael Winfree is a Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her research interests include (1) how pollinators and the pollination services they provide are affected by global change, (2) the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services, (3) plant-pollinator networks, and (4) pollinator conservation and restoration. Her … Read more

John Tooker, PhD

Dr. John Tooker is an Associate Professor of Insect Ecology and Extension Specialist in the Department of Entomology at The Pennsylvania State University. His research group studies relationships among plants, invertebrate herbivores, and natural enemies to understand factors that regulate populations of herbivorous insects and slugs. The long-term goal of his research is to exploit … Read more

Beth Robertson-Martin, M.S.

Beth Robertson-Martin leads the organic and non-GMO sourcing group at General Mills. She has extensive experience building strong relationships with suppliers, manufacturers and farmers. Her commitment to creating a more sustainable food system stems from her early years of growing up in a farming family in Southeastern Missouri. Prior to joining GMI in 2012, Beth … Read more

Anna Jones-Crabtree, PhD

Anna grew up in rural Colorado and Washington State. She spent several summers in Indiana visiting relatives and playing hide and seek in cornfields. She is an innovator who has championed sustainability throughout her 23+ year Federal career and her personal life. Her work has saved millions of BTU’s dollars. She routinely cultivates key pilot … Read more