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Creating a Sustainable Future for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its People

University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is collaborating with multiple universities, partners, farmers, and stakeholders from throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed region in a 5-year sustainable agriculture systems study, led by Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, and funded by a prestigious $9 million grant awarded by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

This comprehensive, multi-institutional project entitled, "Thriving Agricultural Systems in Urbanized Landscapes" is an interdisciplinary framework developed to conduct practical research into sustainable agriculture practices that will mitigate environmental degradation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed while providing economic feasibility to farmers and farming communities for the long-term.

Read the full University of Maryland article.

Farm Bill Priority Areas
Agriculture systems and technology;
Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
Agriculture economics and rural communities
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