The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is happy to announce plans for the 2022-2023 Chesapeake Agricultural Networking Forum and Listening Sessions. The Forum brings together NFWF grantees, partners, and practitioners in agricultural conservation from across the region to discuss emerging trends and topics, network and share ideas, and inform what’s next in our collective efforts towards greater agricultural sustainability.


This year’s Forum will be delivered virtually through a series of focused, crowd sourced sessions. We’ve identified several important, emerging topics related to our shared work, framed around key questions that we’re seeking your help in answering. For each session, NFWF will be accepting proposals for 5–15-minute flash talks that help answer, at least in part, each of these key questions. After hearing from selected presentations, participants will then have the opportunity for loosely structured networking and discussion on each topic, with the goal of leaving each session with new understanding, ideas, and partners to help tackle these shared challenges.


Please see the attached Forum Description and detail for information on each session. All participants must register by October 13 and proposed presentations must be submitted by October 1, 2022, using this form: Selected abstracts will be notified and provided further instructions by mid-October 2022. No abstract will be collected for session 1 at this time.


Contact: Joe Toolan, Manager of Chesapeake Bay Programs for more information at