It doesn't take a lot of space to make valuable habitat for monarch butterflies, pollinators and other beneficial insects.
This will be the theme of the free webinar, "Why Pollinator Habitat Makes Sense on Your Land: Maximizing the Potential of Working Acres," delivered by the Keystone Monarch Collaborative, on Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m.
Webinar speakers will point out several ways to get started, from maximizing the land's existing potential to pairing conservation programs with precision ag technology. Attendees can expect to learn how to access the local resources they need to determine if habitat really does make sense on their land. This is the first of two webinars with the Keystone Monarch Collaborative this summer for agricultural landowners and managers, the second on July 23rd will dive into the trials and triumphs of those who have attempted to establish habitat plantings.
Register at https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events.
Seth Appelgate, research agronomist, Iowa State University Monarch Research Team
Wayne Fredericks, board member, American Soybean Association
Jennifer Prenosil, farm bill wildlife biologist, Pheasants Forever
Jonathan Geurts, senior policy manager, Keystone Policy Center
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