Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
USDA Service Center, 120 N. Industrial Parkway, West Union, IA 52175
POLLINATOR WEEK CELEBRATED WITH NE IOWA FARM TOUR
Celebrate Pollinator Week with a unique farm tour in Northeast Iowa. Native perennial plantings will be showcased throughout this tour.
Pollinators are essential for global food security but face the threat of habitat loss. Perennial grasslands, especially those diverse with native forbs and legumes, provide critical habitat for these beneficial insects and other wildlife.
Please join us! Landowners, producers, and anyone with an interest in conservation are welcome. There is no cost to attend; registration is not required.
Experience the beauty of native wildflowers and grasses in fields planted for pollinator habitat; discover the importance of seed mix design when establishing the planting as well as management techniques for a successful planting; learn the importance of pollinators (bees, monarchs, and other beneficial insects). Local experts will be available to answer your questions.
Participants should meet at the USDA Service Center Conference Room, 120 N. Industrial Pkwy, West Union, IA. Maps and directions will be provided for individuals, who may either carpool or drive their personal vehicles.
Pheasants Forever, in partnership with the Tallgrass Prairie Center, NRCS, and Fayette County Conservation is hosting the event. For more information, contact Allie Rath at 319-330-6015 or firstname.lastname@example.org .