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Are you wondering how many continuing education hours this event is worth? 
If you attended the keynote (1 hour), all three concurrent sessions (1.25 hours each; 3.75 hours total), and the plenary session (1 hour), that amounts to 5.75 hours of class time/continuing education. Note: For various reasons, these hours are not tracked/applied to specific Advanced Training Certificates.

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Thursday, May 25 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Welcoming Remarks
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Wanda MacLachlan

Senior Agent, University of Maryland Extension
Wanda MacLachlan, Area Educator, Environmental Management, works in the area of landscape management focusing on residential environmental and water quality issues. She works with urban, suburban and rural homeowners statewide. Her ultimate goal is to have citizens reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and pollutants they contribute to their local streams, rivers and eventually, the Chesapeake Bay. Bay-Wise landscape management is the name of the program she has created to address this water quality issue; topics covered include IPM, efficient fertilizer and pesticide use, composting, storm water management, water conservation and proper plant selection. Wanda conducts volunteer training and homeowner classes and writes Bay-Friendly fact sheets. In 2010 she unveiled the Maryland Master Naturalist Program to address the need for trained volunteers in the natural resources field. This program is a unique volunteer training model for Extension. Although the volunteers are trained by local natural resource partners using a University science-based curriculum, they volunteer for organizations and agencies outside of University of Maryland Extension. Learn more about the MD Master Naturalist Program... Read More →
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Dr. Tom Porter

Acting Associate Dean, University of Maryland Extension
Dr. Porter moved to the University of Maryland in 1997 as an Assistant Professor. After subsequent promotions to Associate Professor and Full Professor, he was appointed Chair of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences in 2007. Dr. Porter became the Acting Associate Dean of U... Read More →
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Jon Traunfeld

Program Director and Master Gardener State Coordinator, University of Maryland Extension, Home and Garden Information Center
Jon Traunfeld is Program Director for the Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Master Gardener Program. His work team supports county/city Master Gardener programs across Maryland and develops and delivers high quality training materials and classes for Master Gardener volunteers. Home and Garden Information Center website content provides clientele with the information and answers to garden and manage land in harmony with... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Stamp Student Union