Join the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for its FINAL 2022-2023 Chesapeake Ag Networking Session!
Advancing Agricultural Conservation through a Social Science Lens

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 10am-12pm

Key Question: What recommendations and insights from the Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee’s 2021 workshop on social science in agricultural conservation (Overcoming the Hurdle) hold the most promise for advancing ag conservation beyond the region’s early adopters?

Program Elements, Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Focus on Pay-for-Performance:  Dr. Kurt Stephenson, VA Tech; Tim Rosen, ShoreRivers; Kevin Tate, Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley; Matt Ehrhart, Stroud
  • Flash Presentations from Social Scientists and Practitioners: Dr. Kathy Brasier, Penn State;
    • Dr. Alex Metcalfe, University of Montana, Microtargeting for Conservation Agriculture: The Prime Prospect Approach
    • Dr. Mark Masters, Albany State University, Insights from CBEAR’s work and perspective and thoughts “from the field” related to conservation adoption
    • Dr. Anne Mook, Colorado State University, Gender and Place Attachment in Landowner Conservation Intentions
    • Erin Trouba, Penn State, Pennsylvania CAPs: Opportunities for Local Water Quality Planning to Engage Stakeholders  
    • Mary Sketch Bryant, VA Tech, From Social Science to Implementation: Activities and Opportunities in Virginia
    • Walt Whitmer, Penn State, PSU’s Water for Agriculture