8th Annual Biodiversity Working for Farmers Tour. A collaboration among farmers, researchers, conservationists and industry.
The Western Region Functional Agricultural Biodiversity (FAB) Work Group supports scientists from the western US and specialists in agricultural biodiversity from industry, non-profits and farmers. We are partnering with Union County Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service personnel and other regional experts to bring you the 8th Annual Biodiversity Working for Farmers Tour. We will visit two La Grande area farms, Nilsson’s Farming Inc. and The Elmer’s Farm. The farmers will lead us through their diverse operations highlighting key conservation enhancement measures and current on-farm projects, soil building techniques, and alternative crop production practices such as no-till, windbreaks and insectary plantings. Botanists, conservationists, entomologists, local farmers, extension researchers, and bird and native bee experts will be giving brief, interactive, mini-presentations throughout the day. In addition, we will provide you a mid-day catered lunch.