Agricultural Retailers Improve Water Quality in the Great Lakes

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 1:47 PM

Want to know more about how we got our start, resources we’ve developed for ag retailers and the positive impacts our participants have made? Read our blog post for the Great Lakes Protection Fund, a partner that has helped us make waves!

Register for PARM and Sand County Foundation’s Webinar March 14th!

February 18, 2019 12:40 PM

Don’t miss PARM and Sand County Foundation’s webinar titled “The Pillars of Great Pollinator Habitat Design and Management” March 14th at 10 a.m. CT! Earn 1.5 free CCA CEUs: one for integrated pest management and 0.5 for sustainability.

Many farms have field edges or underperforming areas that could be seeded to native grasses and wildflowers to benefit bees and butterflies. This presentation will cover the most important considerations on how a pollinator habitat project should be designed, planted and managed. Learn how great habitat results can be easily achieved with a little planning and consideration on the front-end of the project. Also learn about a $1,000 cash incentive offer to CCAs in IA, IL, MN, and WI, as well as landowners incentives through the Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund’s Seed a Legacy Program. Register now!

Great Lakes to Gulf Leadership Summit

FEBRUARY 15, 2019 11:53 AM

Take advantage of the FREE Great Lakes to Gulf Watershed Leadership Summit February 20-21st in Long Beach, Mississippi. The Summit will bring together farmers, farm advisers, watershed practitioners, agency contributors, extension professionals, conservationists, and non-profit personnel to develop practical approaches for reduced nutrient losses in the Mississippi River Basin. Find the agenda here.

SPARC and PARM Collaborate on Training Modules for Ag Retailers

FEBRUARY 13, 2019 12:33 PM

Sustainability Programming for Ag Retailers and CCAs (SPARC) was recently launched by the Agricultural Retailers Association, the American Society of Agronomy, Environmental Defense Fund and Field to Market to provide farmer advisers with resources and training modules to help producers continuously improve agronomic and environmental outcomes. PARM contributed to SPARC’s training modules, recently launched on the American Society of Agronomy’s online classroom under Sustainability 101 (find here). The “Sustainability 101 for CCAs” and “Sustainability 101 for Ag Retailers” online modules explain what food companies mean when they ask for sustainable products, and the “Environmental Sustainability Metrics” module explains how progress toward industry sustainability goals for commodity crop production is measured and reported. Find out more here!