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    By Hilary Pierce and Jacqueline Comito—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

    Randall Paul Cass will speak about how helping bees thrive can help farmers thrive as well in his upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach webinar. 

    Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16th, at 12:00 pm about the research being done at Iowa State University on bees in agricultural settings.

    There are between 300 and 400 species of bees in the state of Iowa, according to Randall Paul Cass, extension entomologist at Iowa State University. Cass will present Iowa State research which focuses on observing the challenges and opportunities for bees in Iowa’s agricultural landscapes.

    “We thrive when bees thrive,” said Cass, whose research focuses on honeybees and native bees, and on exploring how Iowa’s landscapes impact bee health and abundance. Join the webinar at noon October 16th to learn more about Iowa’s native bees and the research being done at Iowa State University on the relationship between bees and agriculture.

    To watch, go to www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars and click the link to join the webinar shortly before 12:00 pm on October 16th, to download the Zoom software and log in option. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ILF website for watching at any time at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.

    Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a culture of conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers, and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable.

    A Certified Crop Adviser Board approved continuing education unit (1 CEU: Crop Management) is available for those who are able to watch the live webinar. Information will be provided at the end of the presentation for submitting CCA/CPAg/CPSS/CPSC number to earn the credit.

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