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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Pollinators in the City

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NEWSC Dredging Workshop

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Manure Mondays

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Pollinators in the City

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Conservation Partnership Training

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Floodplain 101

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Mass Timber Case Study

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Anticipating the hydrologic consequences of Emerald Ash Borer invasion in tribal forested wetlands through a sapflux network

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Great Lakes PFAS Summit

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Manure Mondays

9 events,

Great Lakes Expo 2021

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Brine on a Budget

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Winter Tree Identification

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Barriers to Opportunities for Peri-Urban Farm Startups and Expansions: Navigating Access to Land, Capital, and Production Capacity

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Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Annual Convention

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Making Conservation Profitable

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Manure Mondays

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Virtual Crane Viewing

9 events,

Soil Management Summit

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Ranching with Birds

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Discovery Farms Conference

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Mental Health First Aid

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Visual Merchandising

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Farm Finance Check Up

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Great Lakes PFAS Summit

The goals of the Summit are to provide the most current and reliable science and policy, facilitate information sharing, and explore current and future research topics related to per- and […]

SCIENCE x Socioeconomic Dimensions of Land Management

The SCIENCEx webinar series brings together scientists and land management experts from across U.S. Forest Service research stations and beyond to explore the latest science and best practices for addressing […]

Great Lakes Expo 2021

Over three days, the program includes sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and operations, farmers’ markets and organic production […]

Intertribal Agriculture Council Annual Conference

Join us as the IAC highlights Tribal producers and land stewardship efforts that lend important modeling and direction to all sectors of agriculture and land management. The Intertribal Agriculture Council […]

Angler Instructor Training Workshop

Join to learn tips and best practices to teach fishing. At this workshop, you will get certified to lead learn-to-fish programs for adults, families and youth in your community or […]

Helping Farmers to be Good Neighbors

As rural areas become more developed it is so important for farmers to be good neighbors. New neighbors may have never been exposed to production agriculture might complain about a […]

Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide

The MCCC will hold a live, webinar to outline the updates and answer questions. To register for the webinar or view a recorded version later, go online. Attendees who pre-register […]

Brine on a Budget

Matt Wittum, Highway Superintendent with the Town of Linn, joins us again to advise smaller municipalities or anyone interested getting into brine but running into budget issues. Info here.

Black Farmer Justice: Past, Present, and Future

Black farmers have a rich history and promising future in the United States, even though the Black history of agriculture is often reduced to slavery and cotton plantations. In Farming […]

Habitat Management and Monitoring

This workshop will provide practitioners with technical guidance for the successful stewardship of habitat including what to expect and recommended management actions over time. This module will also provide a […]

History of Racism in US Agriculture and Organic

Organic organizations have recognized the need for training providing baseline knowledge and common language around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organic community. This presentation, delivered by Beth […]

Winter Tree Identification

Identifying trees without their leaves can be difficult. However, knowing how to use their twigs, buds, and bark can make it a lot easier. In this program, we will cover […]

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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