Soil and Water Conservation Society Hoosier Chapter Virtual Workshop
Time & Location
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
SWCS– Hoosier Chapter www.HoosierChapterSWCS.org
With support from:
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Technology Information Center, Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
- Thurs., November 12 @ 9 AM EST$0$00$0
- Thurs., November 19 @ 1 PM EST$0$00$0