Pollinators, Wildlife and Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches

Day Two Breakout Track: Pollinators, Wildlife and Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches

A bee pollinates an almond blossom in the almond orchard on Paramount Farms in McFarland, CA on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. USDA photo by David Kosling.

Breakout Sessions #4 and #5*

As the human population expands and the amount of wilderness decreases, farms and ranches have a unique opportunity to promote biodiversity and support ecosystems, all while turning a profit. Learn about the role of our food system in supporting pollinators, wildlife and biodiversity.

 

Speakers: Eric Lee-Mader (Xerces Society), Beth Robertson-Martin (General Mills), Cassandra Wilcoxen (Macon County, Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District), Doug Crabtree (Vilicus Farms, Invited)

*Day two breakout sessions are repeated.