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Soil and Water Conservation Society Hoosier Chapter Virtual Workshop

Join us for one or both sessions to learn about planning for pollinators and wildlife!
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About the Event

The Hoosier Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society will host a virtual workshop in 2 sessions on November 12th and November 19th. 

Thursday, November 12; 9:00-11:30 AM EST:

Rick Clark, Warren County Farmer

-Wildlife & Pollinator benefit in buffer strips 

-Wildlife & Pollinator benefits of extended crop rotation and warm-season cover crops

Pete Berthelsen, Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund & Conservation Blueprint  

-Opportunities for habitat on private, public, and corporate land 

-The importance of proper site preparation, seed mixture design, planting and future management to success. 

-Research results that highlight improved pollinator habitat success results.

Thursday, November 19; 1:00-3:30 PM EST: 

Kevin Tungesvick, Ecologic/Spence Restoration Nursery  

-Seed mix design, including the importance of grass

Matt O’Neal, Iowa State, Prairie STRIPS Pollinator Lead    

-Pollinator recruitment and benefits from strips planted in row crop grounds    

-Additional ecosystem co-benefits provided by strips planted in Iowa cropland

-Differences between managing for native and managed bees

*The Hoosier Chapter SWCS Council members will meet virtually at the conlcusion of the program on November 19th. 

An email with a Zoom link with detailed login instructions will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar.

This webinar is FREE, but registration is required by November 5th

Presented by:

SWCS– Hoosier Chapter

With support from:

Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Technology Information Center, Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative

  • Thurs., November 12 @ 9 AM EST
  • Thurs., November 19 @ 1 PM EST

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