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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WREP

Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wisconsin Pest Management Update

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wisconsin Pest Management Update

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Pest Management Update

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conservation News

GROW MORE TRAINING MOVES VIRTUAL

Wisconsin Land + Water and the National Wildlife Federation are invite natural resource and agricultural outreach professionals who work directly with producers on farm conservation practices to join a free virtual “Grow More” training from 9:00-11:30 a.m. on October 27-29. This three-day workshop will present a model for conservation outreach that is based in current social science and communication principles. Participants will learn about key aspects of farmer decision-making and work with other conservation professionals to identify messaging strategies to reach new audiences and increase the use of farm conservation practices. Presenters are from the National Wildlife Federation’s Sustainable Agriculture Team.

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NEW TRAINING ON NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT IN A COVID WORLD

Join Wisconsin DATCP and other county staff to discuss short term solutions around nutrient management training under COVID-19 restrictions and longer-term solutions to improving the programs’ effectiveness.

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