About Us

The Conservation Professional Training Program offers conservation courses in convenient formats from online to classroom and the field. From conservation and nutrient management planning to healthy soils and forestry, our trainings cover all aspects of conservation.

University knowledge and research

The Conservation Professional Training Program is a program of UW–Madison’s Division of Extension’s Natural Resource Institute. We have access to the latest university knowledge and research which we translate into management practice recommendations and customized courses for conservation professionals. As a national leader in conservation training, we work with public and private organizations to develop and deliver targeted trainings taught by local experts.

Courses for all conservation and agricultural professionals

Courses are open to all conservation and agricultural professionals including Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, Soil and Water Conservation District employees, private-sector consultants, Certified Crop Advisors, Technical Service Providers, Co-Op agronomists, Extension Staff, state and local agency staff, nonprofit employees as well as volunteers.

Whether you are seeking Continuing Education Units to receive or to maintain your conservation certification, we offer courses in a variety of formats to accommodate your busy schedule.

Contact Us

Kevin Erb
Program Director