April 3, 2010

MN SWCS Annual Training – May 4th

“Native Pollinators on the Farm” is the topic of our chapter’s annual training and business meeting. It will be Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, 8:30-2:00 at the Cabela’s in Rogers, Minnesota. Lunch is provided. Register by April 20th to take advantage of the lower fee.

In the morning, Eric Mader from the Xerces Society will teach us about conservation of native pollinators in the context of Farm Bill programs. He will provide practical information about pollinator biology, trends and economics of insect pollination, recognizing native bee species, assessment of pollinator habitat, and approaches to increasing and enhancing pollinator diversity on the land.
The luncheon speaker will give us an update on the state’s Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment. Our annual business meeting will be held after lunch.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other conservation professionals, contribute to the management of your MN SWCS, and learn about native pollinator management and the Legacy Amendment.

More details about the agenda and registration information is on the Chapter Website or go directly to the pdf .

1 comment:

Russell said...

I received my positive comments about the pollinator topic. It was also timely with it being a priority in the 2008 Farm Bill and pollinator management practices in EQIP, WHIP, and CSP conservation programs. I learned more about pollinators in 2 hours than I have my entire life! I especially liked the connections between pollinators and food security, agricuture sustainability and productivity, and wildlife habitat.