May 12 Webinar: Survey of Beekeeper, Farmer, and Landowner Attitudes on Bee Health and Pollinator Conservation

May 5, 2021

AMES, Iowa—Learn more about beekeeper, farmer, and landowner attitudes toward pollinator conservation in Iowa during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 12.  


Randall Cass, bee extension specialist at Iowa State University (ISU), will share results from a survey on pollinator conservation practices that he conducted between 2018 and 2020. Cass will highlight some of the interesting and promising results from the survey and discuss the potential next steps for incorporating this information into the ISU Bee Program’s extension efforts.  


This webinar will provide insight to extension and education professionals that conduct outreach to Iowa’s farmers, landowners, and beekeepers and will provide 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.  


Webinar Access Instructions 


To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on May 12: 


Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172  


    Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172   


  


Or, join from a dial-in phone line:  


    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 


    Meeting ID: 364 284 172  


 


The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. 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


Contact


Hilary Pierce                                       Jacqueline Comito 


Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director 


hepierce@iastate.edu                            jcomito@iastate.edu 


515-294-8912                                       515-296-0081 


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