EDITOR’S NOTE: This press release has been updated from a version published on May 6, 2021 to include a recording of the webinar.
AMES, Iowa — Learn more about beekeeper, farmer, and landowner attitudes toward pollinator conservation in Iowa from an Iowa Learning Farms webinar recorded May 12.
Randall Cass, bee extension specialist at Iowa State University (ISU), shared results from a survey on pollinator conservation practices that he conducted between 2018 and 2020. Cass highlighted some of the interesting and promising results from the survey and discussed the potential next steps for incorporating this information into the ISU Bee Program’s extension efforts.
This webinar provides insight to extension and education professionals that conduct outreach to Iowa’s farmers, landowners, and beekeepers and provides all Iowans with more information about how to implement best management practices to conserve pollinators.
“I hope that people will feel optimistic and excited about working with their friends and neighbors to make Iowa a better place for bees and other pollinators,” said Cass.
Cass provides extension to Iowans about best management practices for bees and other pollinators, conducts research, educates new beekeepers, and manages the ISU honey apiary.
Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
About Iowa Learning Farms
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.
— Iowa Learning Farms
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