Your one-stop-shop for conservation professional training

The Conservation Professional Training Program is a program of UW–Madison Division of Extension providing conservation training courses to help you deliver smarter solutions to farmers and rural landowners. From introductory courses for new employees to advanced training for conservation advisors, we provide diverse trainings to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed.

Conservation Calendar

We offer face to face, online and blended training to conservation agencies, private sector consultants and landowners across Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the US. View conservation-related events and trainings offered by us and our partners throughout the state.

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The Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Bridging the Gap: Blending Research and Management The overall conference theme is Bridging the Gap: Blending Research and Management, and we will also be celebrating over fifty years as an […]

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Ag Water Quality Webinar Series

The UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Agriculture Water Quality Program is hosting a biweekly webinar series in early 2023 on important factors impacting ground and surface water quality. The winter webinar […]

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Focus on Forage Webinar Series

Join the University of Wisconsin–Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program and Division of Extension on February 1st and 15th, and March 1st and 15th for the 2022 Focus on Forage […]

2023 CAFO Update – Fond du Lac

Jointly sponsored by UW–Madison Division of Extension's Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) -- owners/management […]

2023 CAFO Update – Green Bay

Jointly sponsored by UW–Madison Division of Extension's Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) -- owners/management […]

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Ag Water Quality Webinar Series

The UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Agriculture Water Quality Program is hosting a biweekly webinar series in early 2023 on important factors impacting ground and surface water quality. The winter webinar […]

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Focus on Forage Webinar Series

Join the University of Wisconsin–Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program and Division of Extension on February 1st and 15th, and March 1st and 15th for the 2022 Focus on Forage […]

2023 CAFO Update – Darlington

Jointly sponsored by UW–Madison Division of Extension's Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) -- owners/management […]

2023 CAFO Update – Jefferson

Jointly sponsored by UW–Madison Division of Extension's Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) -- owners/management […]

2023 CAFO Update – Stratford

Jointly sponsored by UW–Madison Division of Extension's Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) -- owners/management […]

2023 CAFO Update – Menominee

Jointly sponsored by UW–Madison Division of Extension's Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) -- owners/management […]

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Wisconsin CAFO Update Series

Jointly sponsored by the Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs): owners/management and key staff, their agronomic and engineering consultants, and agency staff and others who work with these operations. Multiple times and locations in February 2023.

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