A new Festival of Farms event has been added in the Pipestone area, where SFA Coteau Ridge Chapter is hosting its Festival of Farms event from 1 to 4 p.m. July 12 at 1826 70th Ave, Pipestone. Visit the diverse farm of Don and Beverly DeWeerd, who have been farming organically and sustainably for more than three decades.
Dr. Kristine Nemec, Postdoctoral Research Entomologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Brookings, S.D., will present on the research project she is conducting at the DeWeerd farm that studies the response of pollinators and natural enemies to oilseed crops.
Dr. Christina Mogren, Research Entomologist at USDA-ARS in Brookings, will share the research she is conducting on the effects of landscape level habitat on native pollinator diversity and honeybee health.
This event is co-sponsored by OCIA MN #1. A lunch will be served.
The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at 507.215.7291 for food-preparation purposes.
A compendium of SFA chapters that are participating in Festival of Farms, along with complete details and scheduling, is available on our Festival of Farms homepage.