About 20 acres of habitat for insect pollinators are being established in fall 2019 on Wisconsin potato farms. Four potato farms and the Sand County Foundation recently formed a cost-sharing agreement to plant pollinator habitats.
Diverse perennials produced from seed are expected to enhance pollinator populations and show compatibility of pollinator habitat alongside crop production. The Sand County Foundation has provided half of the funds to seed more than 40 species of native grasses and wildflowers on five acres at each farm.
- Alsum Produce Farm of Spring Green
- Coloma Farms of Coloma
- Isherwood Family Farms of Plover
- Wysocki Produce Farm of Plainfield
A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will help pay for the project. Visit www.sandcountyfoundation.org for more information.