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Pheasants Forever to Host a CRP "Pollinator" Workshop - Thursday Evening, June 21st

posted Jun 20, 2012, 10:41 AM by Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition   [ updated Jun 20, 2012, 10:43 AM ]
Pheasants Forever in Clay County, Kansas will host a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) workshop for landowners interested in pollinators, pollinator habitat, and the benefits to agriculture and wildlife of pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to name just a few.  Interested individuals should meet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the USDA Service Center in Clay Center,KS or 0.5 miles (yup, 1/2 mile) east of Idana, KS at 7:15 p.m.  Don't forget to bring your camera. The wildflowers will be blooming. This is a field trip so be sure to wear your long pants and bring your bug spray. Please dress accordingly and be prepared to enjoy the evening in the field.   The Pollinator Workshop meeting is free and open to the public.  There will be USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) information on CRP and pollinators as well as other CRP practices. Plan to attend if you have an interest in learning more about how USDA conservation programs can work for you and your farm and ranch operation.  Since it's formation in 1985, Pheasants Forever has been one of the nation's leaders and strongest supporters of the Conservation Reserve Program.  Today millions of acres of CRP lands in Kansas and the USA protect our nation's topsoil, improve water quality and air quality and have been a major contributor to increasing wildlife and wildlife habitat, including pheasants and quail, and in SW Kansas Lesser Prairie Chickens and many other wildlife species nationwide.  Call the Clay County USDA Service Center if you have additional questions about the workshop.