On November 17, 2016 about 50 folks attended a “Pollinator Workshop” on the Salem4youth Ranch in Flanagan, IL. Salem was chosen by Bayer as one of four organizations from across the US to receive this honor. In addition to sponsoring the event, Bayer donated enough wildflower seed to sow 5 acres on Salem’s 50 acre campus. Currently Salem has 7 hives and is looking to continue to enhance pollinator forage going forward. Salem is surrounded by row crops so forage is lacking. This effort is designed to provide not only Salem’s bees with additional forage but also provide an “oasis” for the local and migratory pollinator population. Salem4youth is one of Bayer’s “Feed A Bee Partners” in the ongoing effort to provide solid forage for our pollinator population.