Jimmy Giannone

Ohio Partner Biologist


Jimmy Giannone has been a lifelong conservationist who grew up on his family’s farm in the small town of Summitville, Ohio. This is where his passion for the outdoors and conservation started. This interest turned into a career calling as he helped his family and neighbors manage their properties for wildlife and timber as well as assist with the operation of a cattle farm. Jimmy earned an Associate Degree in Natural Resources Law Enforcement from Hocking College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University. Prior to joining Pollinator Partnership, Jimmy had the pleasure of working as a seasonal employee for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, a Farm Bill Biologist with Pheasants Forever, and a Wildlife/Forestry Specialist for the Columbiana County Soil and Water Conservation District. As Pollinator Partnership’s Ohio Partner Biologist, Jimmy assists small, specialty, urban, and traditional producers across the state of Ohio with establishing pollinator friendly habitat by providing Farm Bill application and conservation planning support. He is also documenting wildlife habitat success stories and creating educational content to interpret and promote conservation practices that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. Jimmy spends most of his free time outdoors with his family on their farm. He enjoys hunting and fishing, farming, birding, wildlife photography, gardening, and growing native plants for landscaping and habitat enhancement.