You’re invited to attend a Free CRP Pollinator workshop!
Tuesday, January 24th
9:00 am till Noon, Lunch Provided
Mason County Farm Bureau 127 S High St., Havana, IL
Quail and Upland Game Alliance (QUGA) is hosting a free CRP pollinator workshop for the counties of Cass, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, Sangamon, Tazewell, and Woodford to offer information on how to establish and protect our pollinators.
Native Bees are valuable crop pollinators. Farming for pollinators and wild bees help increase crop yields and may serve as important insurance when honey bees are hard to come by. The USDA provides financial and technical assistance to support conservation efforts for pollinators and other wildlife on farms.
Your local county Service Center Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) personnel will be available for information. A free lunch sponsored by Quail and Upland Game Alliance (QUGA) will be provided after the meeting. Please RSVP to the Tazewell County Service Center at 309.346.4462 ext. 3 by January 20, 2017.
QUGA – Jerry Johnson, Regional Director – Habitat Establishment
NRCS – Kent Macy, NRCS Biologist – Pollinator Benefits
Roundstone Seed – Robert Hoffman, Biologist – Projects & Seed
Trees Forever – Debbie Fluegel – Pollinator Conservation Program