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Promoting Pollinator Habitat Week

“Pollination is one of the most important mechanisms in the maintenance and promotion of biodiversity and, in general, life on Earth. Pollination benefits society by increasing food, security and improving livelihoods.”
– Convention on Biological Diversity, Sustaining Life on Earth.
 
We are in the midst of National Pollinator Habitat Week (June 15-21) here in Nebraska and elsewhere in this great country.

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I am promoting it and proud to say that our family farm in southeastern Nebraska is enrolled entirely in conservation programs that benefit pollination!

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I thought I’d throw in a fun “selfie” of me in our pollinator habitat, HA!

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Seriously, pollinators play a crucial role in the reproduction of many plants, including many of the plants that provide our nation’s food, fiber, fuel and medicine. Animal pollinators, especially insects, are critical for producing of our food products. An estimated one out of every three bites of food comes to us through the work of animal pollinators!

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But, despite their value, many pollinator species are in trouble. In an effort to fight population declines, many conservation organizations, including the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska Pheasants and Quail Forever, NRCS, etc., are working diligently with private landowners like us in the Wagner Family to establish and enhance habitat for pollinators through conservation programs and practices on our farms.

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Find out here the simple things you can do to promote pollinators/pollinator habitat.

Click this link for some more ideas of things you can do to help the pollination process.

And, we thank you for your support!

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About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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