Agriculture is one of the largest land uses in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The food produced here supports the growing population in the watershed and beyond, but production also leads to nutrients entering the Bay. The Farm Bill provides critical support to producers and environmental protections. While food production and other agricultural programs are necessary, so is supporting farmland owners to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff into our waterways. 

Last signed in 2018, the current Farm Bill expires in September and conversations about its next iteration are ongoing. Join us on Wednesday, June 21st, from 12-1 pm for an overview of the Farm Bill, the impact it has had and can have on the restoration effort, and what the future may hold.



  • Denice Wardrop, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium


  • Leon Tillman, Natural Resources Specialist, US Department of Agriculture – National Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
  • Anna Killius, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission

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About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2022 in our annual report and watch our 50th anniversary video.

The lunchtime seminars invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.