Responding to Saltwater Intrusion
and Its Impact on Agriculture

Friday – November 22, 2019  •  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Doordan Institute (7th floor) – Belcher Pavillion
Anne Arundel Medical Center (directions)
2000 Medical Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401
FREE (includes lunch)
Limited Seating


Draft Agenda

(still in development – updates made when confirmed)

9:00 a.m.

Registration & Networking

9:45 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction
Presenters:  Mike Thielke, Executive Director at Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center - Easton, MD
                          Andrew Rose, Director of Innovation, Strategy and Development at MidAtlantic Farm Credit - Bel Air, MD

10:00 a.m.

Title - Description
Presenter:  Kate Tully, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Ecology at the University of Maryland - College Park, MD

11:00 a.m.

Title - Description
Presenter: Paul Ulanch, Executive Director, Crop Commercialization Program at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center - Research Triangle Park, NC

12:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Interactive Session - Description

1:15 p.m.

Farmer Perspective Session – Description

2:00 p.m.

Current Research and Solutions Session
Panelists: Barrett Ersek CEO and Founder of Holganix LLC
and Christine Conn, Ph.D. Director, Office of Science and Stewardship, Chesapeake and Coastal Service Maryland Department of Natural Resources

2:45 p.m.

Title - Description
Presenter: Jason Dubow, Manager, Resource Conservation at the Maryland Department of Planning - Annapolis, MD

3:15 p.m.

Wrap Up & Adjournment

3:30 p.m.

Networking & Refreshments


Symposium Partners

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Blue Highway Capital

Nemphos Braue

Redwhoosh Productions

K Coe Isom

What Works Studio


North Carolina Biotechnology Center

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

Rural Maryland Council

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Maryland Department of Agriculture