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Salinity-Affected Lands in Transition (SALT) Conference

Tuesday, Jun 11 - Wednesday, Jun 12
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$ $100-175
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University of Maryland Agroecology Lab

Saltwater intrusion represents one of the foremost challenges related to climate change facing farmers in coastal communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. SALT, a two-day conference focused on saltwater intrusion and sea level rise in coastal agroecosystems, will be held June 11 and 12, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Md., and hopes to address what is happening in academics and on the ground to face it.

SALT stands for “Salinity-Affected Lands in Transition.” The conference will feature expert speakers discussing saltwater intrusion and sea level rise, case studies of areas across the country and hemisphere, environmental justice, coastal farming, ghost forests, adaptation solutions and mitigation strategies.

“The SALT Conference will bring together practitioners, policy-makers, and scientists to discuss issues related to sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion across the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. I am excited to share some of our lessons learned from projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia (funded by USDA-NIFA, NFWF, and the NSF) and learn from others who are facing similar challenges across the U.S. and the world,” said Dr. Kate Tully, a University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher investigating saltwater intrusion on the Delmarva Peninsula. “The SALT conference will provide a platform for information sharing, partnership building, and networking. I'm hoping for a great turnout.”

This conference highlights research being conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) Agroecology Lab, the University of Delaware (UD) and George Washington University (GWU) on the Delmarva Peninsula, which comprises the coastal areas of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The partners have been researching the extent and economic impact of saltwater intrusion in the region and developing potential mitigation strategies for land affected by saltwater intrusion. The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology has been partnering with researchers from these institutions on outreach and stakeholder engagement for the project.

This research and conference are supported by grants from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation. People can register for the conference online at go.umd.edu/SALT. Registration is open until June 3, 2024.

This conference is complemented by a podcast series called Delmarva’s Invisible Flood. The three-episode series features conversations with the researchers at UMD, UD and GWU who are working on the ground to test and implement mitigation strategies, map saltwater intrusion’s extent, and deduce its impact on society. The podcast series can be found at hughescenter.podbean.com.

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Maryland Day

  • Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, April 27
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University of Maryland is the place to be for Maryland Day 2024! This will be the 99th annual Ag Day and this year we're excited for our very first AGNR Alumni Chill Zone in the Animal Science Courtyard!

Join us on Ag Day Avenue to visit the Campus Farm and take in a livestock show with our students. Drop by the Animal Science courtyard to see our college in full force with clubs, departments, and Extension programs. Grab a plant from the Institute of Applied Agriculture or from the Plant Science Building. McKeldin Mall will feature Maryland 4-H and there's an Extension catfish cooking demo at Hornbake Plaza.

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Admitted Student Open House

  • Friday, March 01 - Friday, March 01
  • Monday, March 11 - Monday, March 11
  • Monday, April 08 - Monday, April 08
  • Friday, April 19 - Friday, April 19
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The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) invites admitted undergraduate students to an in-person information session to learn about majors, resources, student opportunities, career options, scholarships and more within AGNR. 

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Location
4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna, MD 21869

AGNR Admitted Student Reception at Layton's Chance Vineyard

  • Friday, March 08 - Friday, March 08
Location
4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna, MD 21869

The evening aims to welcome you into the AGNR community and answer any questions you may have about becoming a Terp or deciding your future path.

Tickets are free for students admitted to the University and up to two guests (additional tickets available for $10). We will be providing food, beverages, and a special Terp-sundae!

The event takes place on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at Layton's Chance Vineyards, owned and operated by UMD alumni and current Terp Parents!

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AGNR Parents Night

  • Wednesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 13
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 10
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Join us for a virtual Q&A with faculty and staff from AGNR to answer the questions you may have as a new Terp Parent!

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AGNR Information Session for Admitted Students

  • Friday, February 23 - Friday, February 23
  • Friday, March 08 - Friday, March 08
  • Monday, March 25 - Monday, March 25
  • Monday, April 01 - Monday, April 01
  • Saturday, April 13 - Saturday, April 13
  • Monday, April 15 - Monday, April 15
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Each Info Session will include a brief presentation - providing an overview of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and some UMD basics. Current AGNR students will be present to assist in answering guest questions. We'll follow this segment with a brief experience- unique to each Info Session date- intended to give you a taste of AGNR student life. These brief experiences may include a campus farm visit, a chance to chat at length with a student in your desired major, or a stop into one of the many, active AGNR research laboratories! 

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