Project Wingspan: Agricultural Lands & Habitat Management Workshop

September 8, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI 49060


Contact: Fahimeh Baziari, Baziari1@msu.edu

This workshop will take place at Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station (3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060).

About this event

IN-PERSON TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND OTHER PRODUCERS AS WELL AS CROP AND PESTICIDE ADVISORS!

Establishing and maintaining pollinator habitat within the agricultural landscape can result in win-win outcomes for both agricultural producers and the pollinators that are vital to sustaining our food supply and natural ecosystems. Pollinator Partnership and PWAL program partners invite members of the agricultural community to participate in the upcoming in-person workshops to increase knowledge of practices that both support pollinator conservation and benefit the health of agricultural lands!

Through these full-day courses, attendees will increase their awareness of Midwestern pollinator species, their habitat requirements, and their economic importance. Attendees will build knowledge of the multiple benefits gained from co-locating pollinator and beneficial insect habitat within the agricultural landscape, including in non-pollinator dependent croplands. Participants will learn about real-world management practices and the technical aspects for successfully creating and managing different installation types. Registrants will also participate in a guided field tour and have the opportunity to talk with farm and land managers who have integrated habitat into their management schemes, as well as to see habitat installations in action.

Come prepared for the full-day workshop:

1). Bring a 'brown bag lunch.'

2). Bring personal water bottles, hats, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and be dressed for local weather conditions for the afternoon walking field tour.

3). We recommend bringing notebooks and pens/pencils for the classroom sessions.

PLEASE help ensure everyone's health and safety in regard to COVID-19. Conduct a self-assessment the day of the workshop to confirm you are symptom-free, and that you have not been in close contact with anyone that has an active infection within the previous 5-days before the event.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

Thank you!

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