“Creating Habitat with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program” will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 18, by Gregg Pattison as part of the Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 webinar series referred to as “farminars.”
The series focuses on issues relevant to beginning and experienced row crop, livestock and horticulture farmers, as well as landowners and those interested in farm transfer issues.
All farminars run weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and are free for anyone with an Internet connection to participate. Each presentation focuses on a unique production or business management topic, and is led by a farmer or subject-matter expert.
Attendees are able to ask questions in real-time using a chatbox while they listen and watch a slideshow. Each farminar is recorded and archived at practicalfarmers.org for later viewing. First launched in 2009, farminars offer practical knowledge and a way for farmers of all enterprises to continue learning and networking with one another through the winter.
Gregg Pattison spent his youth exploring the rivers, streams and woodlands of Northeast Iowa. When he went to college, he paid for his first year by selling a small herd of Angus cattle. Pattison embraces his passion for conservation and agriculture as a private lands biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service based in Decorah.
In this farminar, viewers will learn about how the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program can provide landowners with technical assistance and funding for rusty patch bumblebees and Topeka shiner habitat conservation.