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Nutrient Trading Symposium

 Nutrient Trading Symposium
Chesapeake College
Todd Performing Arts Center
1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679

 Friday, January 8, 2016

The Symposium is sponsored by the Maryland Departments of the Environment and Agriculture in collaboration with the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Maryland Grain Producers.


  • Building trust & partnerships
  • Explain importance of trading in achieving Bay Restoration more quickly at less cost
  • Provide background prior to rolling out the State’s revised trading guidance

9:00 – 9:30 am     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30                       Welcome
                               Ed Fry

                               Board Member, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

9:35 – 9:45           Opening Remarks
                               Secretary Joe Bartenfelder
                               Secretary, Maryland Department of Agriculture

9:45 – 9:55           Nutrient Trading Overview: How does it fit in?
Secretary Ben Grumbles
                               Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment                    

9:55 - 10:35         Environmental, Agricultural and Economic Motivations for Trading

  •  Doug Myers, Maryland Senior Scientist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  •  Jason Keppler, Facilitator, Program Manager Watershed Implementation Program, Maryland Department of Agriculture         

10:35 – 11:00      The Science and Technology of Accounting for Nutrient Sources and Reductions

11:00-11:15         Break

11:15 – 11:45      Panel Discussion on Science & Technology of Nutrient Accounting

11:45-12:05 pm    Trading Fundamentals

12:05 – 12:25      US EPA Perspectives on Trading

  •  Bob Rose, Policy Analyst,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water   

12:25 – 12:35        Question and Answer Period

12:35 – 1:20          Lunch

1:20 – 1:40            Role of Brokers and Credit Aggregators

1:40 – 2:00            Maryland’s Existing Trading Infrastructure

2:00 – 2:20            Panel Discussion on Trading (including question and answer period)

  •  George Kelly, Dr. David Newburn, Susan Payne, Bob Rose
  •  Phillip Stafford, Facilitator, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

2:20 - 2:40             Maryland’s Path Forward

  • Lynn Buhl, Director, Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment

2:40 – 3:00            Closing Panel (including question and answer period for all speakers)

  •  Paul Emmart, Facilitator, Science Services Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment

Click Here for Video Recording of the Symposium



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