POLLINATOR CONSERVATION SHORT COURSE 

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Resource Center   
Acra, New York 
May 22, 2014 
9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

 

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the
USDA Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are pleased to announce an upcoming Pollinator Conservation Short Course in New York.  

 

This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to increasing pollinator populations for improved pollination and crop production. You will leave with the tools necessary to assess, create, protect, and manage habitat for these vital insects.

 

SHORT COURSE DETAILS:

 

Cost:

Registration is $35 per person and includes a copy of Attracting Native Pollinators. A late fee of $5 will be added to registrations made after May 9.

Lunch is not included. Please plan on bringing a sack lunch with you to the course. 

 

Canceled registrations can be refunded until May 17, 2014. 

 

Register Online:

Click here for a detailed agenda or to register for the course. 

 

Contact:

Ashley Minnerath  

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation shortcourses@xerces.org or  (855) 232-6639  ext. 102.     

 

Audio Accommodations 

If you should need a reasonable accommodation such as audio interpretation, please notify Elizabeth Marks by May 8, 2014 at (518) 828-4385 ext 105 or USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). Visit the Cornell Cooperative Extension website for more information.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This Pollinator Conservation Short Course is made possible with the support of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Additional support for this training is provided by the following: Ceres Foundation, CS Fund, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Endangered Species Chocolate, Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust, Turner Foundation, Whole Foods Market and its vendors, and Xerces Society members. 

  

Special thank you to Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Resource Center and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for hosting and supporting this course.

PARTNERS

 



 

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INTENDED AUDIENCE
The content of this course is tailored to the needs of farmers, landowners, NRCS, SWCD, Cooperative Extension, and state department of agriculture employees, as well as crop consultants, natural resource specialists, and non-governmental conservation organization staff.
INSTRUCTORS
Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, East Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Kelly Gill, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
GUEST SPEAKERS
Kimberly Stoner, PhD, Associate Scientist, Entomology Department, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Tracy Zarrillo, Agricultural Research Technician, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Elizabeth Marks, Biologist, NY USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The Xerces Society is offering similar Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Courses across the country. Visit our online  pollinator conservation program page to view up-to-date short course information
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