Conservation Calendar

Looking to stay up to date on your CEUs? Have producers asking conservation-specific questions you don’t feel confident answering? Looking to host a training and want to avoid conflicts for your audience? You have come to the right place.

Explore our Conservation Calendar for information on conservation-related events and trainings hosted across Wisconsin and beyond.

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PFAS – What You Need to Know

Online

The issue of controlling per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is increasingly becoming a major environmental and public health issue in the State of Wisconsin. Hear from a county expert on what you need to know, as well as your role as a county official in addressing this ongoing issue. Register here.

Free

Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate

Online

Tune in to hear lessons learned along with program deliverables and impacts. This webinar will also cover the issue of methane production in beef cattle and some specific techniques that either increase or decrease production per day, per body weight, and per production outcome (like weight gain).

Free

Designing Silvopasture Plantings

Online

Join us to learn about approaches to planning for woodland conversion and trees into pasture including tools and methods, mapping, tree spacing and patterning, and more. Register here.

Free

Grow More Workshop

Online

The online Grow More 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.

Managing Water Level Impacts on Wisconsin Beaches

Online

This webinar will include a panel of experts who will discuss a range of water level issues, including basin hydrology, water level forecasts, nearshore water level impacts, and useful tools for examining coastal processes. In addition, participants will hear a local case study of designing a beach for resiliency, which provides important lessons from design conception to currently faced challenges.

Free

Climate Change and Ecosystems: Lessons from the Past

Online

How do species adapt to changing climates and how can we help them? Some of our best examples come from the end of the last ice age when the world warmed by 5-10F. Learn how past climates and ecosystems are studied, what has been learned, and insights for today. Learn more here.

Free

Pollinator Habitat Restoration: Planning and Contracting

Online

In this webinar, planners will learn how to plan and contract pollinator habitat plantings. Guidance will help planners improve the success of habitat restoration plantings with adequate site preparation, implementation, and periodic maintenance during the plant establishment period. We also will discuss how to assemble a suite of practices to make the process easier for […]

Free

Grow More Workshop

Online

The online Grow More 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.

Grow More Workshop

Online

The online Grow More 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.

Fence Options for Grazing Cover Crops & Corn Residue

Jared Luhman Farm 23008 350th St, Goodhue

This event will feature expert knowledge and farm information focused on the Five Principles of Soil Health and especially livestock integration. Learn more here.

$40

Discussions on Nutrient Management Farmer Training in a COVID World and Beyond

Online

2020 hasn’t been a normal year. You are invited to join with 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. The discussion will also enable us to continue some of the discussion from the Virtual Partner Meetings hosted in […]

Free

Annual vs. Perennial Forages

Online

Daniel Olson is a dairy farmer and forage consultant from Lena, Wisconsin. His focus is on increasing the profitability of progressive operations (primarily dairy farms) all across the U.S. by utilizing high yielding and high quality forages. Our discussion will center on the concepts of planting warm and cool-season forages together to reduce seeding costs, […]

Free

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