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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SnapPlus Version 3 Update

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Farrowing Sows on Pasture

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Agroforestry Symposium: Food, Fire, & Agroforestry for the Future: Ecological Knowledges for Climate Resilience

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Pesticide Applicator Training Program

The UW Pesticide Applicator Training Program has created multiple formats for private applicator trainings to address increased training demand. A private applicator is someone that applies restricted use pesticides to […]

2022 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum

2022 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum Presentations Paul Mitchell – Farm Income Situation & Outlook – PDF – Video John Heinberg – Grain Situation & Outlook – PDF – Video Tamas Houlihan – Specialty Crops Situation […]

Basics of Timber Basis: Re(setting) the Table

Join this webinar to learn more about one of the most important financial aspects of timber management that often goes unnoticed or underappreciated. Timber basis is how much you have […]

Evaluating Air Quality Resource Concerns

Join us as we discuss how to identify air quality resource concerns and effective mitigation strategies to address observed air quality resource concerns. During this webinar, air quality resource concerns […]

The Monarch Migrating Mural Project

Jane will discuss her ongoing Monarch Migrating Mural campaign, a series of public installations that highlight monarchs along their migration corridors, and the habitat conservation actions the campaign has inspired. […]

Diving Into Dairy Data Projects

Brief overview of the Dairy Brain project-a software being developed to provide status of their operation and herd health; Dairy Farm Data Ecosystems- a description of the value of data […]

Social Media Training for Farmers

Using social media can be a valuable and cost effective way to drive business for your farm—join this workshop to pick up some communications tips and have an opportunity to […]

Northern Soil Compaction Conference

Every operation on agricultural fields has the risk to cause compaction and drag down your yields and profit. Making each pass work for you is essential for maximizing your crop […]

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Focus on Forage

This three-webinar series begins January 26th with presentations running from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.  All webinars are free and registrations are collected on Extension’s Farm Ready Research site. Flyer here. Info […]

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Manure Mondays

Manure Mondays is a webinar series that continues where the Manure Expo left off and provides the opportunity to share new technology and information about managing manure. A series of […]

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Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Webinar Series

You are invited to attend the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Webinar Series – a five-part webinar series on assessing and enhancing coastal wetland resilience between February 1 and March 2, […]

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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