Pollinators: Tama County Women, Land & Legacy to host an upcoming event

Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy for its upcoming event, “Pollinators: Farmstead to Field.” It will be held on Monday, August 29, at 2682 N Avenue in rural Toledo, approximately one mile north of the entrance to Otter Creek Park. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Since this is an outdoor event, a raindate is scheduled for August 31 at the same time and location. “Pasture-appropriate” footwear and clothing are recommended for uneven terrain and tall vegetation.

This event is free and open to the general public, both women and men. An RSVP is preferred by August 26 by phoning 641-484-2702, ext. 3, or by emailing melody.bro@ia.nacdnet.net.

Our evening on pollinators will include Allie Rath, Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Iowa. Allie shares her wildlife habitat expertise with landowners in Tama, Benton, Linn, and Buchanan Counties and provides leadership and training for Iowa Pheasants Forever staff statewide. With over 16 years of experience, Allie helps private landowners and farmers to create, maintain or manage wildlife habitats, largely through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and state and federal cost-share programs.

The event’s second evening stop will be a nearby farmstead well-known for its pollinator-friendly flower beds. Bring a lawn chair and join in refreshments! You’ll also hear about ISU Extension & Outreach’s Master Gardener program.

Tama County Women, Land & Legacy began in 2007 as a statewide USDA outreach project. This is the local group’s 43rd event. About 400 individuals from in and around Tama County have attended at least one event of the group’s events. Women, Land & Legacy is active in 39 Iowa counties and brings together Iowans interested in agriculture, local food, and natural resources to converse, listen and become empowered for involvement in their landscape and in their communities.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Larry Jones at 641-484-2702, ext. 3, at least 48 hours before the event or dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunication relay services. USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender. USDA and Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.