Events

Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Ridgeway, WI

May 19th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Taproot Farm
Ridgeway, WI

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Wooster, OH

May 23rd, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fisher Auditorium at The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, PhD, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Hutchinson, MN

May 24th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
York Farm
Hutchingson, MN

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Jackson, TN

June 5th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
West Tennessee Research & Education Center
Jackson, TN

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, PhD, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist, and Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, of the Xerces Society, as they overview conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Bloomfield, CT

June 13th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
4-H Education Center at Auerfarm
Bloomfield, CT

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Jarrod Fowler, Pollinator Conservation & Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, as he overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Annapolis, MD

June 13th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Annapolis, MD

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Kelly Gill, Pollinator Conservation Specialist of the Xerces Society, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Mississippi Native Wildflower and Pollinator Field Day – Coffeeville, MS

June 22nd, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center
Coffeeville, MS

Join Nancy Adamson of the Xerces Society, and others for informative presentations on topics such as pollinators and food production, as well as activities such as wagon tours of wildflower and native grass fields, and presentations on wildflower planting and Mississippi wildflowers and other native and naturalized plants. Advanced registration is required by June 9th.

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Hedgerows for Pollinators – Hockessin, DE

July 8th, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mt. Cuba Center
Hockessin, DE

Hedgerows are “living fences” that provide visual screens and windbreaks between neighbors. When composed of wildlife-friendly perennials, shrubs, and trees, they can provide shelter and food for a host of insects and animals and become a travel lane for migratory birds. Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society presents the steps in planning, site preparation, and planting a pollinator hedgerow on your property.

This class qualifies for the following professional credits: 3 APLD, 1 CNP credit with DNLA, ISA, and 3 NOFA AOLCP.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Unity, ME

July 23rd, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
MOFGA Common Ground Education Center
Unity, ME

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Jarrod Fowler, Pollinator Conservation & Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, as he overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Princeton, MN

July 25th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Uproot Farm
Princeton, MN

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Ramsey, MN

July 28th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Garden Farm
Ramsey, MN

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Northfield, MN

August 3rd, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Open Hands Farm, Spring Wind Farm, and Little Hill berry Farm
Northfield, MN

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Adell, WI

August 18th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Heidel Family Dairy Farm
Adell, WI

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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