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Free resources available to establish pollinator habitats

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The agriculture sector has been talking about pollinators for some time. There have been pushes made by environmental groups to make changes in the way the business of agriculture is conducted. Many farmers have been working to find alternative solutions to satisfy the environmental concern while helping to keep the necessary tools available for farmers. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund have teamed up to promote resources for farmers to establish pollinator habitats.

Just like no farming operation is the same as the next, neither are pollinator habitats. Peter Berthelsen is the Partnership Director at the Bee and Butterfly Habitat. He says they are working to help producers plan and develop a pollinator habitat on their operations.

NCGA Board member Brandon Hunnicutt has created a habitat on his farm. He talks about the importance of more farmers taking part in the initiative.

Hunnicutt says every farm has space for pollinator habitat.

Berthelsen says the application process is simple, and the Bee and Butterfly Fund is willing to help farmers with the process.

Find the application online at beeandbutterflyfund.org