DONIPHAN — Area 4-H students are working to increase pollinator habitats and populations in Doniphan through a Community Pollinator Event.

That event is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Corteva Agriscience Plant on Highway 281 in Doniphan. It will bring together youth from throughout the community and is designed “to spark excitement and awareness of pollinators and pollinator gardens for youth who have never been involved in agriculture before.”

Those attending will be challenged to learn how increasing biodiversity, specifically by increasing habitat for pollinators, benefits the food supply and agriculture. The collaborative hands-on event will help participants understand why pollinating insects are an essential component in food production and play a significant economic role in agriculture. They will also hear ideas for ways to increase biodiversity and establish their own pollinator gardens, ensuring that pollinators have access to food and nesting sites and habitat is available for other animals as well.

The Community Pollinator Event is part of the 4-H Pollinator Habitat Program presented by National 4-H Council and Corteva Agriscience. The program aims to engage youth on the importance of habitat for pollinators and to establish quality pollinator habitat at approximately 50 sites across the country.

Students throughout Adams and Hall counties will have the opportunity to participate in the 4- H Pollinator Habitat Program throughout the next year.

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