Ecdysis Foundation & Blue Dasher Farm
Jonathan Lundgren, PhD is an agroecologist, director of the Ecdysis Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher Farm in Brookings, South Dakota. Blue Dasher Farm combines cutting edge science with hands on experience to remove barriers to the adoption of regenerative agriculture. At the farm, they say, “We are an operating regenerative farm and scientific research hub designed to help foster a revolution in our food system.” Dr. Lundgren was a top scientist with USDA-ARS for 11 years and has written 107 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored the book Relationships of Natural Enemies and Non-prey Foods. While at USDA, Dr. Lundgren conducted groundbreaking research and published on the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on the Monarch butterfly. This finding created backlash at USDA and forced Dr. Lundgren to file a whistleblower compliant.