Creating On-Farm Habitat
Creating On-Farm Habitat to Foster Wildlife Diversity
Hosts: Bev & Dwight Rutter
The Prairie Flower | In partnership with Pheasants Forever
Address: 1760 290th St. | Spencer, IA 51301
Speakers: Josh Divan and staff – Pheasants Forever
Join Bev and Dwight Rutter of The Prairie Flower Farm in Spencer, Iowa as they explore the multitude of ways to create wildlife habitat on working lands. The Prairie Flower is a 640-acre farm specializing in native seed production and agrotourism. The farm originally began as a traditional corn and soybean acreage before being converted to native grasses starting in 2002.
Lunch will precede the field day. Light refreshment will follow the field day.
SEE & DISCUSS:
- Prairie seed selection
- Creating wildlife habitat
- Grassland birds
- Native prairie
- An oxbow and ponds
- Riparian habitat
- Transitioning to native grasses