Events

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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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. These field days are offered in partnership with Monarch Joint Venture (MJV).

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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. These field days are offered in partnership with Monarch Joint Venture (MJV).

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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. These field days are offered in partnership with Monarch Joint Venture (MJV).

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Clanton, AL

August 9th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Alabama Power Clanton Conference Center
Clanton, Alabama

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 Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist of the Xerces Society, for an overview on 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 – Brooksville, FL

August 10th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
NRCS Brooksville Plant Materials Center
Brooksville, Florida

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 for the Xerces Society, for an overview on 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 – 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. These field days are offered in partnership with Monarch Joint Venture (MJV).

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Minot, ND

August 22nd, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
NDSU North Central Research Extension Center
Minot, North Dakota

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 Eric Mader, Pollinator program Co-Director for the Xerces Society, for an overview on 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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Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Corning, NY

August 23rd, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Corning, NY

Join Kelly Gill, Pollinator Conservation Speaclist for the Xerces Society, for this full day workshop focused on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators, especially bees, in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of bee natural history and farm practices that support pollinators, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators. In addition to receiving the latest cutting edge scientific findings, course participants will conduct a field tour to practice identifying bees and their habitat. Registrants will receive the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces’ book, Attracting Native Pollinators, as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Boise, ID

September 12th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Boise Center
Boise, Idaho

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 Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist for the Xerces Society, for an overview on 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 – Kaysville, UT

September 28th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
USU Experimental Farm
Kaysville, Utah

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 Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist for the Xerces Society, for an overview on 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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