Pollination Forum will shine a spotlight on issues facing pollinators

Join us Nov. 28, 2016, for the latest information on issues facing bees and the solutions being developed to support crop pollination.

November 11, 2016 - Author: Meghan Milbrath, and Rufus Isaacs, , Department of Entomology

Photo: Sarah B. Scott.
Photo: Sarah B. Scott.

On Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, Michigan State University will host A Pollination Forum, an evening outreach event to present the latest information on issues facing bees and the solutions being developed to support crop pollination. Held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan, this event will run from 6-8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), and will feature Marla Spivak as the keynote speaker who will present “The Glorious Pollinator Revolution.” Spivak is an internationally-renowned bee researcher, a McArthur Fellow and the Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota. 

Immediately following Spivak’s talk, a series of lightning-fast presentations will highlight four pollination experts from across the United States presenting on their latest research on crop pollinators. A reception will follow with a cash bar and free hors d’oeuvres that will provide a chance to meet the speakers and read poster displays reporting on current research on bees and pollination by students and postdoctoral researchers from MSU and other universities.

This is a free event, but registration is mandatory since there is limited space available. Please register by Nov. 23 at: A Pollination Forum.

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Katie Steinman at icpbees@msu.edu by Nov. 18. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible. This event is sponsored by MSU’s Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, AgBioResearch and MSU Extension, and by the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

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