An important conservation goal for farmers is the development and continued presence of plants welcoming to pollinators. Agents for several state agencies and nonprofits recently took part in a workshop hosted by the Center for Soy Innovation in Jefferson City. Clayton Light, director of conservation agriculture and farm operations with Missouri Soybeans, says many producers are already encouraging pollinator health with their farming practices.
Light adds that farmers can also cut back on how frequently they mow near their crops.
Clayton Light of Missouri Soybeans notes that the Center for Soy Innovation has an outdoor demonstration plot highlighting the role /pollinators play on farms across the state.