June 27, 2019
La Grande, Oregon
Oregon State University and The FAB Work Group are collaborating with Union County Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service personnel, and other regional experts to present the 8th Annual Biodiversity Working for Farmers Tour. This free event will provide useful information and opportunities for discussion for decision makers, political representatives, conservationists, the agricultural industry and area farmers. The tour will visit two La Grande area farms, Nilsson’s Farming Inc. and The Elmer’s Farm to learn about diverse operations highlighting key conservation enhancement measures and current on-farm projects, soil building techniques, and alternative crop production practices such as no-till, windbreaks and insectary plantings. Botanists, conservationists, entomologists, local farmers, extension researchers, and bird and native bee experts will be giving brief, interactive, mini-presentations throughout the day. For information, contact Gwendolyn Ellen, firstname.lastname@example.org.