• Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Registration Check-in
    Participants can check in at the registration table out side the General Session room from 12:00 -3:00 p.m. and also outside the reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For anyone arriving after 8, the registration table will be set up for the length of the conference out side the general session room. Participants can check in any time. Please stop at the registration table if you have any questions or need assistance.
    1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Welcome and Introductions
    Secretary Russel Redding Secretary Pat McDonnell
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Setting the Stage: Progress to Date and Our Collective Challenge
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Networking Break
    3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Data Update
    Current studies of Pennsylvania agriculture and water quality will be presented by experts looking at the latest agricultural data from USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service and nutrient and sediment load trends from the Chesapeake Bay nontidal monitoring network.
    3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Summary Report: Outcomes from PA in the Balance 2016
    While progress has been made, both state water quality goals and Chesapeake Bay commitments are not being met. A summary report will be presented highlighting the collective work that has come out of the 2016 PA in Balance Conference and the work that needs to be accomplished to implement the Phase 3 WIP.
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Framing the Issue: Phase 3 WIP
    5:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Summary of the Discussion, Preview of Day 2
    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Join us for a welcome reception and meet the diverse range of individuals and agencies that hold a stake in seeking solutions to Pennsylvania agriculture's environmental challenges – from scientists and regulators to authority managers, farmers, and environmentalists.
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Join us for a continental breakfast before the day's activities.
    8:00 AM  -  8:15 AM
    What Went Bump in the Night?
    What issues or questions arose during yesterday’s discussions
    8:15 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Industry Panel: The How and Why of Implementation
    Join us for an informative panel with producers to learn more about the industry perspective on how the Phase 3 WIP can be successfully implemented on farms in different types of production systems and of various operation sizes.
    9:15 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Plenary: Setting the Stage for Work Session 1 and Work Session 2
    9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Facilitated Work Session 1
    10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Networking Break
    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Facilitated Work Session 2
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch and Report Out
    During Lunch, each discussion group will report out on morning discussions.
    1:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Plenary: Setting the Stage for Work Session 3 and Work Session 4
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Facilitated Work Session 3
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Networking Break
    3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Facilitated Work Session 4
    4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Report out: Outcomes from Breakout Discussions
    At the close of the facilitated discussions, each group will give a brief summary of their dicusions
    5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Day 2 Wrap Up
    6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Evening Reception
    Please join us for an evening reception, where participants can continue to enjoy good company and thought provoking conversation.
  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Join us for a continental breakfast before the day's activities.
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    What Went Bump in the Night: Setting the Stage for Day 3
    8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Plenary: Setting the Stage for Work Session 5 and Work Session 6
    8:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Facilitated Work Session 5
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    10:30 AM  -  1:39 PM
    Facilitated Work Session 6: Who’s On First? The Who, What and How of Getting it Done
    Achieving water quality improvement and ensuring a thriving agricultural industry in Pennsylvania is no easy task. It will take a well-conceived and organized collaborative partnership to accomplishing these dual goals.

    Group Discussion

    12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM
    Prioritizing Implementation Strategies and Action Items
    12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Closing Remarks
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Lunch and Final Wrap Up

    During lunch, a summary of the outcome stemming from work accomplished the previous day and a half will be reviewed for further refinement.