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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Why Building With Mass Timber is the Best Thing a Company Can do to Sustain America’s Working Forests & Their Role as a Natural Climate Solution

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Food Forest Learning Tour

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Soil Health Field Day

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How Do Farming Practices Impact Soil Health and Water Quality? Research Update of the Watershed Impact Trial (WIT)

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Conservation Innovation Grants: Energy & Water Benchmarking Tools and Best Practices to Improve Resource Efficiency for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

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QGIS for Forestry

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

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Water Steward Program

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Communications Workshop

Water Stewardship in Practice

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Pollinator Week 2022

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Innovative Stormwater Management: How Using Biochar-Amended Iron-Enhanced Sand Filters Can Reduce the Flow of Bacteria (E. coli) and Phosphorus Into Our Water Bodies

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Enhancing Pollinators

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Aquatic Plant ID Training

Streambank Design

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Water Security

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Soil Health Dos and Don’ts

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NFIP Compliance

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Pollinator Week 2022

Statewide webinars about pollinators and pollinator habitats. Local activities for all ages. Resources to learn more about pollinators in Wisconsin. Info here.

Rising Sun Farm and Orchard Farm Tour

Join Wisconsin Farmers Union at Rising Sun Farm and Orchard. See what Ryan Browne and Lindsey Baris have been up to on their organic CSA/market farm- with maple syrup, U-pick […]

Aquatic Plant ID Training

This is a one-day training repeated twice. Training will consist of an introduction to aquatic plant ecology and identification, ID practice with live plants, a review of the point-intercept survey […]

Streambank Design

This training will review the planning, design, and construction requirements of various streambank protection practices. This is a half-day classroom and half day field event. For more information contact: Penny […]

Soil Health Dos and Don’ts

Join us for this webinar during which soil health techniques such as cover crops, crop rotations, pest management, nutrient management, cash crop establishment, and water management will be discussed. Participants […]

Water Security

EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) host this webinar series to communicate the latest information on solutions for challenges facing small drinking water systems. […]

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Organic Advisor Call Series

  The Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS), the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s OGRAIN, and the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) have launched two new opportunities for organic advisors and ag professionals […]

NFIP Compliance

Communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are required to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations that meet minimum NFIP floodplain management criteria. Compliance problems may be […]

Farmscape and Landscape Features

The Role of Birds on the Farm Course: Lesson 8 - Farmscape and Landscape Features Upon successfully completing this lesson, participants will be able to: Explain why farms with semi-natural […]

UW Small Grains Field Day

Small grain resiliency trial plot tour: What can we effectively grow? - Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy Disease management in Wisconsin: What works and what doesn’t! Damon […]

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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