PNW-591, A Pacific Northwest extension publication, How To Reduce Bee Poisoning From Pesticides, has provided growers, farmers and beekeepers critical information for working together in agriculture. Since the first edition, word of its value and utility has spread nationwide. In this session, we will explore PNW-591 as a balanced conversation piece between differing agricultural sectors. You are invited to join the conversation!

Presenter: Harry Vanderpool, Vanderpool Farms

Harry Vanderpool has been a beekeeper for 25 years in the south hills of Salem, Oregon. Vanderpool Farms is now a family operation providing pollination services and farm direct honey. He has served as Vice President and President of the Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association and Vice President and President of the Oregon State Beekeepers Association. Harry enjoys working with stakeholders and sometimes conflicting agricultural sectors in a balanced manner to find solutions that will offer meaningful pollinator protection strategies.