Title

Boots on the Ground: Agricultural Technical Assistance in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Forum

Session

Agriculture, Nutrients, and Water Quality

Start Date

11-11-2017 1:45 PM

End Date

11-11-2017 2:30 PM

Keywords

Chesapeake Bay, tributaries, agriculture, resource management, farmland management, BMP

Description

To meet water quality goals for Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, widespread adoption of agricultural best management practices (BMPs) is required. While most discussion of policy to achieve these goals has focused on support of the practices themselves, implementation will not be possible without the conservation professionals who advise farmers, write farm-specific environmental plans, engineer practices and guide their implementation. This report will identify the types of technical assistance providers, their current funding sources, and recommendations to improve technical assistance delivery to farmers.

Language

eng

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Nov 11th, 1:45 PM Nov 11th, 2:30 PM

Boots on the Ground: Agricultural Technical Assistance in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Elaine Langone Center, Forum

To meet water quality goals for Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, widespread adoption of agricultural best management practices (BMPs) is required. While most discussion of policy to achieve these goals has focused on support of the practices themselves, implementation will not be possible without the conservation professionals who advise farmers, write farm-specific environmental plans, engineer practices and guide their implementation. This report will identify the types of technical assistance providers, their current funding sources, and recommendations to improve technical assistance delivery to farmers.