Pokemon Pollinators

Yes, my kids are still playing Pokemon Go hot and heavy. I don't see the Pokemon buzz leaving our house anytime soon. 

The other buzz I hear a lot about it protecting pollinators and providing more pollinator habitat. And there's no doubt pollinators are the sparkplugs of the agricultural engine, helping farmers & ranchers produce nearly $20 billion worth of products annually. But how do you get kids just as excited about that as they are about Pokemon Go? 

One way is by combining the two topics: Pokemon & Pollinators. Here's a look at some Pokemon pollinators that will set your kids abuzz...

A Holmes County native, Jane joined the Holmes SWCD staff in 2015 after spending 16 years in public relations for a land-grant university. She holds a BS with distinction in agricultural communication from Purdue University and her master's program in mass communication at Purdue focused on science and risk communication. Jane has a passion for education youth about the science of conservation and agriculture and is an active volunteer in local 4-H and Scout programs. She is excited to bring that passion back to Holmes County where she manages educational outreach programs, social media, and fiscal administration for the district. Jane raises horses and sheep on the family farm where she was raised south of Nashville along with her husband Craig and her three children: Aubree, Garrett & Tristan. You can reach Jane at 330-674-2811 or jhouin@co.holmes.oh.us