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Ron Kopp, dairy farmer from Londonderry Township, shares his experiences with no-till at a past Conewago winter farmers meeting.
February 10, 2017

The AEC and other partners will provide winter farmer meetings focused agriculture and conservation in the Chiques and Conewago watersheds in Lancaster, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties. The Chiques farmers meeting will be held February 23 at Acorn Farms in Mt. Joy. Londonderry Township will host the Conewago meeting on March 3 at Sunset Golf Course in Middletown.

Sustainable Ag Extension Educator, Kristy Borrelli
February 10, 2017

Penn State Extension is part of a recently announced Regional Conservation Partnership Program provided by USDA NRCS to support soil and water conservation efforts on farms in Centre, Clinton and Lycoming Counties. Along with Extension, lead partner Chesapeake Bay Foundation will work with the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, and local conservation districts and NRCS offices to conduct outreach, education and research to accelerate adoption of soil health practices to improve water quality.

Stream bank fencing was among the practices reported in the survey.
February 10, 2017

A recent College of Ag study shows Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have voluntarily implemented many conservation practices with their own dollars. The study is the first comprehensive effort to document and report these previously unreported practices to the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Forest in winter
February 10, 2017

Winter is a great time to attend a Penn State Extension workshop or conference. There are many Extension offerings related to land and water conservation coming up in February and March.

January 30, 2017

The Agriculture and Environment Center has three openings for internships for summer 2017. Deadline to apply has been extended to February 28, 2017.

Penn State students and faculty in Öregrund, Sweden, standing at the edge of the Baltic Sea during their two week excursion.
June 6, 2016

College of Agricultural Sciences students and faculty, fresh off an amazing educational and cultural exchange in Sweden, returned to the United States with a deeper appreciation of the challenges faced in restoring the Baltic Sea, and lessons learned for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Matt Royer addresses PA in the Balance conference attendees in Hershey, PA.
March 21, 2016

In early March in Hershey, PA, AEC Director, Matt Royer coordinated a three-day conference, hosted by Penn State, aimed at developing a strategy for Pennsylvania contributing to Chesapeake Bay restoration. The event, titled "Pennsylvania in the Balance," included leaders in agriculture and the environment working together to identify new, innovative solutions that can help ensure the state maintains a vibrant and productive agriculture industry, while meeting water-quality goals for the Commonwealth's rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

Help Tell The Story Postcard
February 26, 2016

Pennsylvania farmers across the Chesapeake Bay watershed are invited to help capture many of the conservation practices that have been implemented throughout the state. This survey will inventory these practices, ensuring that the agricultural community receives the credit it deserves for improving water quality.

Rob Brooks
January 30, 2015

The Center for Nutrient Solutions presents the sixth seminar of the Science for Solutions series. "What is a Healthy Stream or Wetland Worth? Translating Ecosystem Services to Ecosystem Values, Part 2." This seminar will be presented by Rob Brooks, Professor of Geography and Ecology, and Director of Riparia at Penn State.

Mason King
January 27, 2015

The Penn State Center for Nutrient Solutions continues "Science for Solutions" seminar series this Spring. Join in exploring the many disciplines and approaches in addressing the complex nutrient problem.