In 2018, Nebraska Extension reached 1,475 people at five pollinator and bee-focused community events, including Lincoln Bee Fun Day, Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City, Pollinator Palooza, Brews & Bees, and Wild Adventure at Pioneer Park.
Last year, approximately 1,300 stakeholders learned about beneficial insects at 19 events in the West Central and Panhandle Nebraska Extension districts and northeastern Colorado. Key groups included over 300 pulse crops growers, over 150 progressive farmers at USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service “Farming Evolution” event, and youth audiences through Nebraska 4-H and the Young Nebraska Scientists Camp.
NIFA supports this effort with the Cooperative Extension Service.
Learn more about the impacts at Nebraska Extension Insect Ecosystems 2018 Impact Report.
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