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West Virginia University is leading efforts to protect water quality which affects more than 18 million people while advancing agriculture production in West Virginia and across the country. WVU will host the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee members, federal and state government officials and nationally recognized experts Jan. 23-24 to focus on soil health, which is a cornerstone for agricultural productivity and water quality.
West Virginia is one of six states and the District of Columbia engaged in the Chesapeake Bay Program. Yet, in the almost 40 years since the water-quality program has operated to protect the Bay, its rivers, streams and surrounding land, there has never been this type of gathering held in West Virginia until now.
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“West Virginia has an opportunity to re-think the future of agriculture as climate change takes center stage in global and national politics, public policy debates and scientific research. As WVU’s Institute of Water Security and Science hosts top scientists and national experts in this space, we are excited to take a leadership role shaping the research and developing solutions on how can we best manage soils for evolving agriculture demands.” – Jason Hubbart, director of the WVU Institute of Water Security and Science, Executive member of the Chesapeake Bay Program Science and Technical Advisory Committee and Workshop steering committee member.
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- People interested in agriculture
- People interested in water safety
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