To promote successful and effective farmer engagement through collaboration and shared learning across the Chesapeake watershed.



Workshop Organization

This workshop is for people from government agencies, non-profits, and private companies who are actively engaging with farmers. It will be an opportunity to share experiences, learn about each other’s work, form new professional networks, and possibly coordinate future efforts.

During the workshop, we will work collaboratively to identify what engagement techniques work best under what conditions. Results from the workshop regarding farmer engagement and networking among technical assistance providers will be posted online and actively shared with participants, regional agricultural leadership, and funders.


This workshop has been postponed due to due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. We are currently working with the venue to find a new date for the workshop and will inform you all when that is set. We are committed to making this workshop happen and we look forward to working with you all to make sure that it does. We regret any inconvenience that this postponement may have caused and thank you for your understanding.

About Us

We are researchers and practitioners from the University of Maryland System, the Harry Hughes Center for Agroecology, and Pennsylvania State University. We are interested in expanding the strengths of agricultural technical assistance in order to enhance the sustainability of agriculture and reduce nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.

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For questions or more information, please contact Daniel Read (dread@umces.edu) or Lisa Wainger (wainger@umces.edu).