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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Iodine as a Plant Nutrient

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Soil Mechanics Field Day

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Driftless Region’s Día de los Muertos Celebration: A Mexican Cultural and Educational Event

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Wisconsin Science Festival

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Urban Nonpoint Source (UNPS) Construction and Urban Targeted Runoff Management (TRM) Grants In BITS: DNR’s BMP Implementation Tracking System

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Badger Crop Connect

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Boerson Farms Soil Walk

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Climate Fast Forward 2022

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Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Coastal Management (WAFSCM) Annual Conference

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World Dairy Expo

Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI Info here.

Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers

Gather in-person with Master Naturalists and others interested in natural resources and volunteering in Wisconsin. Learn in small group settings during field tours, hikes, workshops and presentations about Wisconsin’s natural […]

Stream site assessment – Field day

This is the third of a three part series on stream assessment and planning. This training will cover field data gathering for completing assessments including Rosgen classification, bank erosion assessment, […]

Soil Management for the Small Acreage Farm

Visit Running Hills Farm to see their approach to soil management. Upper Midwest CRAFT farmers Tim and Betsy Pierce will share their strategies to build soil health using cover crops, […]

Harvest Your Conservation Potential

Come celebrate fall and harvest season with other women who share your commitment to land conservation! Gather ideas and information for establishing your land conservation plan and how to use […]

Wisconsin Science Festival

Join hundreds of organizations around Wisconsin that connect people with science, technology, engineering, art and math. More than 90 communities and 40,000 people participated last year. Info here.

MKE Women’s Urban Ag Network: Fall Gathering

Join in the Community Room of Urban Ecology Center's Riverside Park location, to learn about urban agriculture! We'll hear from a few amazing women who are doing urban ag work […]

Conservation News

Northern Soil Compaction Conference

Do you feel like soil compaction is squeezing your yields? Are you wondering what you can do about it? The University of Minnesota Extension is proud to partner with Manitoba Ag and Resource Development and North Dakota State University to bring you the Northern Soil Compaction Conference. This virtual event will be held on June 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CT.

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