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.

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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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Invasive Plants: Know Them, Control Them

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Conservation News

DATCP TO HOST ‘QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER’ TRAINING

As part of its efforts to provide resources to help address farmer mental health wellness, the Wisconsin Farm Center is hosting a series of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) virtual training sessions for agriculture service providers, farmers, and the agricultural community. QPR is an intervention method designed to help trainees identify and interrupt mental health crisis situations and direct individuals to proper care.

All of the sessions will be facilitated by Jeff Ditzenberger, a certified QPR trainer and agriculture/mental health advocate, farmer, and member of many ag-related organizations.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: HOW COVID-19 IS IMPACTING FARMS

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the Conservation Professional Training Program organized a webinar to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wisconsin farms.

The webinar featured Dr Mark Stephenson, Ag Economist, Director of the Center for Dairy Profitability, Megan Nelson, Livestock Extension Outreach Program Manager, and John Shutske, Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist, Dept of Biological Systems Engineering.

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