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UW Organic Agriculture Research Field Day

Arlington Agricultural Research Station N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington

This field day will highlight organic research conducted at UW–Madison, as well as information about best practices for organic production. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, send email to emsilva@wisc.edu. Information here: https://news.wisc.edu/agricultural-research-station-field-days-return-for-2021-season/

Growing a Regenerative Crop Production System

Online

Part 1: Exploring the Future of Regenerative and Organic Crop Production Part 2: Connecting for Conservation Register here: https://www.agronomy.org/meetings/sustainable-agronomy/program/ 

Conserving Grasslands for Birds and Monarchs

Monarchs share habitat with countless other organisms. In this webinar, Drew Larsen and bird biologist Kelly VanBeek share how conservation of grasslands intersects with the conservation of native pollinators, grassland birds and gamebirds, using case studies from Southeastern Wisconsin. Register here

Diverse Forages for Dairy Operations

Online

Join Josh Hiemstra as he discusses the many ways he integrates annual and perennial forages into his farming operation for feeding dairy cattle. We’ll take a look at trials where Josh is co-seeding and interseeding forages with silage corn, as well as testing different nitrogen application rates. We’ll also see a diverse cover crop cocktail […]

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Fall harvest

Online

Workshop participants will learn basic horticulture principles and practices associated with organic vegetable production while exploring how to harvest, wash, and pack vegetables for a variety of local market outlets. In this peak part of the season, we will be working with the New Entry Food Hub to explore aggregation and distribution of local produce, […]

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PDPW Agricultural Community Engagement (ACE) On-Farm Twilight Meetings

Attend one, or more, of the free Agricultural Community Engagement® (ACE) On-Farm Twilight Meetings. Each meeting will kick off with a farm tour at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by ice cream and an open discussion. This event will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Join local community leaders and dairy farmers to learn together and […]

North American Manure Expo

Online

Manure Expo 2021 will feature live presentations, panel discussions plus a host of on-demand presentations from some of the industry’s leading experts. Two live event days and a virtual tradeshow opening prior to the event makes it easy for farmers, manure applicators and industry suppliers to connect with one another over the course of the […]

ACRES Healthy Soil Summit

Online

The annual Healthy Soil Summit is built for farmers, growers and ranchers searching for an advantage in today’s marketplace. Instructors are real farmers who practice what they teach, including detailed tactics to build soil resilience, increase water storage capacity and decrease costly inputs and programs Register here: https://soil.acresusa.com/program-agenda/ 

UW Agronomy and Soils Field Day

Arlington Agricultural Research Station N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington

This field day will feature field plot tours and UW research updates on soil fertility and management, pest management, Kernza® production and other grain production systems, and many other topics. Please register by August 15 at https://go.wisc.edu/a32g16 or call (608) 262-0485. More info at: https://go.wisc.edu/agronomysoilsfd.

Wisconsin Basic Soils & Web Soil Survey to Interpret Land Capabilities

Online

This online, instructor-led course is designed to give conservation professionals an introduction to soil science and how soils information is used in the conservation planning process. Participants will be introduced to several common soil properties and interpretations as well as an overview of soil survey map unit design and composition. Participants will learn how to […]

Seven Principles for Selling Conservation

Online

Join us for the National Watershed Coalition Webinar on Seven Principles for Selling Conservation, using those principles to sell several aspects of Watershed Project work, including addressing mitigation efforts, and the importance and opportunities for buffer and riparian development. Our featured presenter is Bobby Whitescarver. Registration and info here.

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WDNR BITS Training Webinar Series

Online

BITS is the DNR’s online system to track BMPs implemented through certain pollution abatement programs. DNR will be hosting the following webinars to help you prepare and submit data in BITS: Targeted Runoff Management Grants in BITS – Thursday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. In this webinar, we will dive into BITS and walk through […]