Sept. 15-17 Ag Progress Days Highlight How to Protect Water Quality
September 15 - September 17
Pennsylvania has 86,000 miles of rivers and streams, which flow through farms and backyards, cities and towns, forests and fields. This means that no matter where Pennsylvanians live, virtually all citizens have a role to play in protecting the state’s critical water resources.
Visitors to the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theater at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, can learn how they can contribute to keeping water clean, safe and abundant. Through educational displays and presentations, Penn State Extension educators and faculty specialists will cover a variety of water-related topics of interest to a broad spectrum of audiences.
Water quality is a prominent issue in Pennsylvania, especially for agriculture, according to Matt Royer, director of Penn State’s Agriculture and Environment Center.
“Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have done much to improve water quality by implementing conservation practices on their farms, much of it with their own dollars,” he said. “But more needs to be done. Penn State is helping to lead a coalition of agriculture and environmental leaders to advance innovative, farmer-led solutions to our water quality challenges.”