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Pollinator Health and Stewardship Resources and Activities


A healthy and vibrant level of biodiversity is essential for agriculture.  Most crops depend on various natural resources to thrive, including some of the following like various pollinators, beneficial insects to mitigate pests, ample water, and a fertile healthy soil structure.  Many industry players are committed to promoting and protecting pollinator health.  The Iowa Seed Association is also committed to helping increase education and awareness amongst its members.  We’ve attempted to capture known pollinator resources, education materials, Iowa pollinator seed suppliers, and habitat initiatives.  We’d ask for your feedback, questions, and input if you know of more resources and activities that we didn’t capture.

Educational Resources:

  • Mid-America CropLife Association:
    • April – Plans are coming together for the Pollinator Educational Forum scheduled for Wednesday, June 6. The forum will feature bee experts from six member companies – BASF, Bayer CropScience, Corteva Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, Monsanto, Syngenta, and Valent; plus CropLife America! You’ll learn about bees and see bee hives up close. Look for more details in the next few weeks as you will need to register for this forum.
    • The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings will be held June 6-7, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Hotel, #1 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102.
      • To participate please do the following:
        Register for the meeting by completing the form.
        The committee meetings will be held Wednesday.
        Join the group for lunch starting at 11:30 am.
        The board meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning and will conclude by 11:00. Please plan your departures after that time.
        Two special events are planned for Wednesday, June 6:
      • Pollinator Educator Forum – from 3-5 pm (bus will depart at 2:15 and return by 6 pm) cost is $25.00.
      • Cardinals Baseball Game – starting at 7:15 pm – cost for the ticket is $100.00 and includes admission to the game and the MACA suite which will include food and beverages.
        Reserve a room at the hotel by calling the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark at 1-800-445-8667 and refer to Mid America CropLife Association or reserve the site online at Hilton Hotel Reservation.
        The room rate is $269 and includes the $50 meeting fee. The room block is open until 5:00 pm, May 14, 2018.

Habitat Initiatives:

Pollinator Seed Suppliers:

Again, we welcome your feedback and questions, and if you know of more known pollinator resources and initiatives please contact Joan O’Brien at joanoatagribizdotorg  (joanoatagribizdotorg)   or call 515-262-8323.