News and Media Archive - Ernst Seeds
April 28, 2023

A Slow Start to Virginia’s Solar Pollinator Program

Ernst Conservation Seeds is working with the Clifton Institute with the support of Monarch Vegetation Services to determine how to grow native species in Virginia in a way that makes them economically viable. The article originally appeared in the Virginia Mercury. Written by Charlie Paullin. Click Here for Original Article A state agency may make […]

October 26, 2020

Join us for “Bioengineering Materials Primer” on November 5 at Noon

Do you or your group have an upcoming streambank restoration or stabilization project? Interested in using fast-growing deciduous plant materials for a riparian buffer? Have you heard of bioengineering materials (live stakes, wattles, brush mattresses, etc.) but want to learn more? Register today for “Bioengineering Materials Primer,” the first webinar in our High Noon Education […]

June 23, 2020

Ernst Conservation Seeds Hosts Northwestern Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association Queen Bee Improvement Project

Meadville, PA – June 23, 2020 – In a fitting kick-off to Pollinator Week, taking place June 22-28, Ernst Conservation Seeds hosted members of the Northwest Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association (NWPBA) for its annual queen bee improvement day on Saturday, June 20. “The honeybee parasitic mite, varroa destructor, has been a plaque since arriving in the […]

June 22, 2020

The GIANT Company Completes Pollinator Field at Carlisle, PA Headquarters

CARLISLE, Pa., June 22, 2020 – In celebration of National Pollinator Week, The GIANT Company today announced it has completed a seven-acre pollinator-friendly solar field at its corporate headquarters at 1149 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle, Pa. This initiative is the first of its kind for a grocery retailer and creates a synergistic environment which contributes […]

February 17, 2020

Ernst Conservation Seeds, Ernst Pollinator Service and American Solar Grazing Association Partner on Pollinator-Friendly Fuzz & Buzz™ Seed Mix for Solar Arrays

Meadville, PA – February 17, 2020 – Ernst Conservation Seeds, the largest producer of native grass and wildflower seeds in the eastern United States, has partnered with Ernst Pollinator Service, a leader in pollinator establishment in all types of habitats, and the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA), a non-profit trade organization devoted to promoting the […]

December 3, 2018

Stream Buffers Make Financial Sense

In this story, Phil Gruber, news editor at Lancaster Farming, reports on the financial viability and ecological benefits of stream buffers on agricultural lands. Calvin Ernst, our founder and president, is quoted from a presentation he gave at a stream buffer conference in November. You can view the original story on the Lancaster Farming website here.  Planting trees, shrubs […]

October 22, 2018

Bees Find Solar Sanctuary

Rob Davis, director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy explores the many opportunities for development of solar sites that are pollinator-friendly. The article originally appeared in the Vol 76, No. 3 issue of ABF Quarterly, the official publication of the American Beekeeping Federation. Download PDF John Jacob of Old Sol Apiaries in Oregon’s […]

Sowing of Good Seeds: Ernst Conservation Seeds

Outdoor writer and avid upland game bird hunter Tom Keer discusses the Ernst Seeds story and the finer points of seed selection for habitat development with Randy Ferguson, director of marketing & communications. The article originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Sporting Classics magazine. Download PDF Never in a million years did I […]

July 2, 2018

11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium to be Held in Erie, PA September 17-19

Erie, PA – July 2, 2018 — The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium will take place September 17-19 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. The biennial symposium brings together stakeholders and academics from around the United States and Canada to share best practices, as well as emerging markets and trends in the use […]

April 1, 2018

NAMA Honors Calvin Ernst with 2018 Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award

Kansas City, MO — April 1, 2018 — The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named Calvin Ernst, Founder and President of Ernst Conservation Seeds, as the 2018 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a […]

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