Monarch Habitat on Farms Demonstration Days

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and information about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. We are offering a series of field days across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Choose the date and location that works best for you!

Field days are free! Pre-registration is requested.

Topics Covered:

  • Site selection and site prep methods for native plantings
  • Seed mix design, planting methods, and management
  • Native plant ID and monitoring plant establishment
  • Monarch biology and conservation
  • Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers
  • Beyond monarchs: benefits of habitat to wildlife & humans


Iowa – Register:

  • Tues. June 20th 9-11am Luze Farm Corp, Dysart IA.
  • Thurs. June 22nd 9am-12pm ISU Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua IA.
  • Weds. Sep 20, 9am-12pm Renewable Farm, Cedar Falls IA
  • Thurs. Sep 21, 4:30-6:30pm J.H. Roadman Memorial Park, Dike IA.


Minnesota – Register:


    1. Mon. May 24th, 1-4pm York Farm, Hutchinson, MN Stay after for pizza on the farm and photo show!
  • Tues. July 25th, 1-4pm Uproot Farm, Princeton, MN)
  • Fri. July 28th, 1-4pm Garden Farme, Ramsey, MN
  • Thurs. Aug 3rd, 1-4pm Open Hands Farm, Spring Wind Farm, and Little Hill Berry Farm, Northfield, MN


Wisconsin – Register:

  • Fri. May 19th, 2017, 1-4pm Taproot Farm, Ridgeway, WI
  • Fri. Aug 18th, 1-4pm Heidel Family Dairy Farm, Adell, WI


Questions? Iowa: Ashley Kittle Minnesota/Wisconsin: Sarah Foltz Jordan

Support for this project comes from the New York Community Trust.