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Bee Friendly Farming Trends and Opportunities – Reflections from the American experience 10 years on

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Learn about the future opportunities of Bee Friendly Farming in this free webinar showcasing Bee Friendly Farming from an international perspective. Hear from domestic and international experts as they discuss how the past 10 years of Bee Friendly Farming in the USA and Canada, and how the experience can inform the future of the program in Australia. Presenters include Bee Friendly Farming (USA) Director Miles Dakin and Bee Friendly Farming (Australia) Farm Technical Liaison Officer Lea Hannah. 

Speaker #1 

Ron Bitner, Director, Pollinator Partnership, USA

Ron has a Ph.D. in Entomology from Utah State University, he has over 30 years of experience with management of pollinators and crops requiring bee pollination. As the Partner/Pollination Consultant with International Pollination Systems (IPS), Ron worked to develop pollination and integrated pest management programs for alfalfa seed and hybrid canola seed grown in Australia. Read more about Ron here

Speaker #2 Miles Dakin, Director, Bee Friendly Farming, Pollinator Partnership, San Francisco, CA

Miles Dakin is the Director of Bee Friendly Farming at Pollinator Partnership (USA).  Miles has had a lifetime passion and love for insects. As a child he was raised on his mother’s farm and at Bouverie Preserve, giving him a deep appreciation for conservation and land management. Read more about Miles here.

Speaker #3 Lea Hannah, BFF Farm Technical Liaison 

Lea Hannah is a pollination biologist fascinated by all aspects of plant-pollinator interactions and improving biodiversity within both natural and agricultural landscapes. Lea is a PhD candidate at Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University.  Read more about Lea here 

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