Assessing the on-farm benefits of planting pollinator forage can be difficult to pin down. But an overall increase in profitability can be achieved by moving marginal acres to pollinator habitat. Land taken out of production reduces overall yield, but this is offset by reduced input costs and soil and water quality benefits, among others. Federal conservation programs such as CRP and EQIP can also greatly off-set planting and management costs. Monarch Joint Venture and Farmers for Monarchs will be co-hosting a webinar November 17 that walks through issues monarch butterflies are facing, what can be done about it at the farm-level, and the benefits to the land and land owner including increased profitability.
Title: Farmers For Monarchs – Creating Pollinator Habitat: Maximizing benefit to the land and landowner
Date: Tuesday 11/17
Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Kiley Friedrich – Agriculture Program Coordinator, Monarch Joint Venture
- Dallas Glazik, Farm Bill Biologist, Pheasants Forever
- Brandon Hunnicutt – Nebraska farmer and National Corn Growers Association board member
- Matt Mulica – Facilitator, Keystone Monarch Collaborative’s Farmers for Monarchs
Register here for this November 2020 Monarch Conservation Webinar. You will receive additional details about participating in the webinar on the confirmation page after registering. This series is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center.