Mark Wagoner

Mark Wagoner

Mark Wagoner

Farmer, Washington, USA

Mark Wagoner is a third generation family farmer in southeast Washington State where they grow alfalfa seed for four major seed companies. Relying on the alkali bee, a native ground nesting bee, and leafcutter bees for pollination, Mark works with the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to insure that safe and effective insecticides are available for use during bee flight.Mark volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and numerous other boards addressing water and land use issues. He works diligently to develop and implement coexistence strategies for producing conventional, organic and genetically enhanced alfalfa.