July 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

How to plant for success:  The trials and triumphs of establishing pollinator habitat

Description: Does the prospect of picking weeds out of a failed pollinator planting leave you cold?  You’re not alone!  This webinar, delivered by the Keystone Monarch Collaborative and Monarch Joint Venture, will feature the real-world experiences of farmers establishing habitat adjacent to their working land.  Pete Berthelsen brings three decades worth of experience not only growing habitat himself but also consulting with landowners on the best establishment practices for their land.  Josh Divan advises farmers on habitat establishment and Farm Bill programs, and his own family has used precision agriculture tools to identify areas that contribute more to their operational bottom line as habitat than as cropped acreage.  This is the second of two webinars this summer for agricultural landowners and managers.  The first on May 28th focused more broadly on the economic and ecological case for enhancing habitat adjacent to working lands and is now available to view as a recording.


  • Josh Divan, Monarch Coordinating Biologist, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
  • Pete Berthelsen, Partnership Director, Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund
  • Jonathan Geurts, Senior Project Manager, Keystone Policy Cente


Register: How to plant for success: Trials and Triumphs of Establishing Pollinator Habitat