Vermont New Farmer Project – Upcoming Webinar with John Hayden

April 16, 2014By

vermontThursday, April 17 Noon-1 PM EDT  / Enhancing Native Pollinator Populations on Farms. We need these farming partners to pollinate our fruit and vegetable crops, yet our native pollinators and honey bees are struggling from multiple threats of pesticide exposure, habitat loss, parasites and diseases.  John Hayden from The Farm Between in Jeffersonville, VT will present on who the native pollinators are, why they are in trouble, and how we can bring back populations with ecologically sound farming practices, pollinator friendly plantings, and by providing nesting and overwintering habitat. John  has a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Entomology and over 30 years professional experience in sustainable agriculture as a university educator, researcher, extension agent, international consultant, and practicing organic farmer. According to John, his ‘final frontier’ is a long term ecological study in his own backyard, focusing on the 18 acres of organic fruit, meadow, and native pollinator sanctuary that make up The Farm Between, and he couldn’t be more excited about it.

About New Farmer Project Webinars: When & How

Vermont New Farmer Project webinars are generally about an hour long. Sometimes they are scheduled in the evening, and sometimes around noontime. All webinars are recorded and made available for viewing within a few days.

If you have Internet access and can hear sound through your computer, you should be able to participate or watch recordings regardless of the type of computer or operating system you use. A broadband connection to the Internet is helpful but not required.

Click on the title of the webinar to link to the webinar. If this is the first time you’re participating in a webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate/Elluminate platform, please visit the link to your webinar a day or two earlier so that you can pre-configure your computer for webinar participation. For more information, please contact the UVM Extension New Farmer Project by e-mailing newfarmer@uvm.edu or calling 802-223-2389.

If you require accommodations to participate in a webinar, please contact Mary Peabody at least seven days before the webinar you want to participate in, so we may assist you. Call 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in Vt.) or email mary.peabody@uvm.edu

Recordings of past webinars are also available.

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ref: The University of Vermont

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