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The Center for Agroforestry

7th Annual Agroforestry Symposium

The Future of Pollinators: Why Agroforestry Matters

January 28, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bond Life Sciences Building - University of Missouri

*View the recorded presentaions HERE!

Symposium Schedule

8:00 a.m. Coffee and Registration
8:30 a.m. Introduction
Dr. Shibu Jose,
Director, The Center for Agroforestry

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Thomas Payne,
Dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
8:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Pollinator Conservation in the Balance
Mr. Scott Hoffman Black,
Director, The Xerces Society
9:45 a.m. Agroforestry Design Considerations for Pollinators
Mr. Gary Bentrup,
Research Landscape Planner, National Agroforestry Center
10:15 a.m. Perennial Hedgerows in Agroecosystems, Enhancing Pollinator Habitat
Ms. Lauren Ponisio,
PhD Candidate, The Kremen Lab, UC Berkeley
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Native Bee Conservation in Missouri
Mr. Mike Arduser,
Missouri Department of Conservation (Retired)
11:30 a.m. Creating and Protecting Pollinator Habitat with Native Plants
Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall,
Extension Associate Professor, Lincoln University
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Lunch on your own)
1:30 p.m. Helping Bees and Farmers in a Savanna Agroecosystem:
Lessons from Kenya to the US
Dr. Ed Spevak,
Curator of Invertebrates and Director,
Center for Native Pollinator Conservation, St. Louis Zoo
2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Public-Private Partnerships for Pollinator Conservation
Moderator: Mr. Gregory Ormsby Mori, Outreach Coordinator, UMCA

Panel Members:
Mr. Scott Hoffman Black, The Xerces Society
Mr. Rudi Roeslein, Roeslein & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Chris Woodson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Rebbeca Landewe, The Nature Conservancy
3:45 p.m. Poster Session and Reception in Upper Lobby, Bond Life Sciences Building
(Until 5:30 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. Agroforestry and Wilderness Beekeeping for Conservation and Profit
Dr. Leo Sharashkin,
Horizontal Hive (Upper Lobby)

Symposium is free and open to the public
For more information, please contact: Caroline Todd | Tel: (573) 884-2874 | Email:

The Center for Agroforestry would like to thank our generous sponsors:

Forest Keeling Nursery

Trees Forever
Missouri Wildflowers Nursery

Grow Native - Missouri Prairie Foundation
Mizzou Botanical Garden

Additional Sponors

The Lugar Center

BioForest Technologies Inc.

Conservation Federation of Missouri
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