Farmland along the Susquehanna River near Selinsgrove, PA

Bucknell University is very excited to offer the Third Annual Susquehanna River Symposium.

The theme of this year's symposium is the Susquehanna River and Agriculture. Agriculture is a vital part of the economy of Pennsylvania and farming affects the lives of everyone in the Susquehanna River Basin.

The goal of this symposium is to bring farmers, scientists and the public together to discuss the complex environmental issues facing agriculture and the Susquehanna River.

The presentations and displays are free and open to the public.

C O M E    J O I N    U S !

As a native of Pennsylvania, I am immensely proud of our agricultural heritage and encouraged by people's strong sense of stewardship for the land and waterways. But we still have a lot of work to do to improve and ensure the health of the Susquehanna River. I hope this symposium helps spark new ideas and facilitates new conversations in this region. Come and join us for the festivities!

Don't hesitate to contact me for more information,


Benjamin R. Hayes, Ph.D.
Director, Susquehanna River Initiative
Bucknell University Environmental Center

Tel: 570-577-1830

A G R I C U L T U R E    A N D    T H E    R I V E R

From the fields, to the streams, to the bay ...

The Susquehanna River is the largest contributor of fresh water to the Chesapeake Bay. The huge size of the drainage basin along with today’s industrialized agricultural economy makes it difficult for farmers to achieve environmental goals and still be economically viable. Current nutrient-management challenges in the watershed threaten the very survival of central Pennsylvania agriculture. New solutions are needed.

Vintage Farmall
The presentations and discussions are designed to deepen our understanding, stimulate new insights, and provide direction for the future.

  • What is the research telling us?
  • What things can be done?
  • How can the public help?

WKOK Newsradio 1070 AM

Recently, WKOK 1070 AM news anchor and program director Mark Lawrence discussed this symposium on his program Leaders and Lawmakers.


M O R E    I N F O R M A T I O N

Registration and Cost
Bucknell campus
This event is free and open to the public, however a $10 registration fee is required if you want to attend Friday's dinner and Saturday's luncheon and hear the keynote addresses. Click here for more information ...


Schedule of Events

Schedule of events
A lot of things are happening this weekend! Click one of the links below to view a detailed schedule of the symposium's events.

Download ...
  Symposium event schedule (PDF)

View online ....
  Friday events
  Saturday morning events
  Saturday afternoon events



Map of symposium events
Wondering where the various activities will be held? Click here to view detailed maps showing the locations of the symposium events ...



Symposium brochure
Copies of the most recent six-page color brochure for this symposium are available. Click here to view and download one ...



Symposium poster
Click here to view and download a 11 x 17 poster for this symposium.

Henry Luce Foundation logo - transparent background

This event is sponsored by
Bucknell University
and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation
to the university's
Susquehanna River Initiative