Located in rural Dunn County, Chippewa Valley Bean Co., Inc. has joined a project initiated by BASF called Living Acres, a research initiative that focuses on getting farmers involved to increase biodiversity.
CVB chose The Monarch Challenge. In recent years, the monarch butterfly population has been steadily declining, decreasing by 27 percent from since last year alone for a variety of reasons. Monarch Challenge seeks to enlist farmers and gardeners to plant milkweed — the only plant that monarch butterfly larvae feed on — around their facilities and production crops to aid the monarch butterfly in its lengthy migration every year and provide them a safe place to rest, feed and reproduce.
To help CVB on its way to #SavetheMonarchs, BASF sent a care package of milkweed seedlings and gardening supplies. Learn more about how to help the monarch butterfly by planting a milkweed habitat at www.MonarchChallenge.com.