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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Federal Funding Opportunities for Livestock Farmers

Join FACT and Margaret Krome, an experienced grant writer with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, to learn how to succeed at using federal programs to support your farm or sustainable agriculture initiatives, including loans, grants and cost share programs. Info here. 

Midwest Cover Crop Council & South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Conference

The Midwest Cover Crops Council seeks to significantly increase the amount of continuous living cover on the Upper Midwestern agricultural landscape. From cities to the countryside, this transition in landscape design will produce numerous ecological benefits, including improvements in water, air and soil quality. As the public grows increasingly aware of our collective ecological footprint […]

WI Salt Awareness Week

JoinYouTube livestreams of area experts diving into #thetruecostofsalt on our drinking water, freshwater ecosystems, and how you can be a freshwater advocate in your community. Livestreams run from 12:30-1pm CT. After the event, they will remain available on our YouTube channel. MONDAY -  Freshwater Salinization: An Emerging Global Issue Speaker: Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland TUESDAY - Tracking Salt: From Winter Roads to […]

Rotational Grazing 101

When planning a regenerative grazing system, the rest and recovery pastures receive is as important as the time animals spend in a paddock. During this session, we will cover the basics of rotational grazing, the math you can use to determine carrying capacity of your pastures, and cost-effective steps you can take to improve your […]

Driftless Region Beef Conference

Extension specialists in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin are again cooperating to present the annual Driftless Region Beef Conference at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa on January 26 and 27, 2023. This conference brings together beef producers for an educational program that focuses on the needs of this unique production region. Select from 8 […]

2023 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

This producer-initiated conference is designed for advanced growers and attracts participants from throughout the Midwest and beyond. Participants who register by January 6 will receive a conference packet with handouts and swag through the mail BEFORE the conference. Those who register after January 6 may receive the packet before or AFTER the conference. All sessions […]

Renew Wisconsin Energy Summit

The enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) opens a new chapter in the transition to a clean energy future. Departing from its own history of advancing incremental, bite-sized initiatives to advance clean energy at the margins, Congress stepped up and delivered sweeping legislation commensurate with the climate challenge at hand. The IRA provides a […]

Managing Midwestern Ecosystem Restorations in the Face of Changing Climate

A panel of experts and practitioners in the field of Ecological Restoration will discuss the planning and management of midwestern ecosystems (woodlands, savannas, prairies, and wetlands) in light of the reality of climate change. The panelists will give short presentations on the different ecosystems. We will take both questions and comments from the audience to […]

2023 OGRAIN Conference

The seventh annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature expert farmers, researchers and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample opportunity for networking and discussion. Speakers, panelists, and round table discussions will highlight issues important to organic grain farmers. New this year, there will be a […]

Toward Harmony With Nature Conference

Join us In-Person or Virtually for an exciting all-day program with six expert speakers, exhibitors and vendors, and network with like-minded natural landscaping enthusiasts. Info here.


2023 Virtual Nutrient Management Training for Farmers

The Nutrient and Pest Management Program (University of Wisconsin-Madison) is offering a virtual training for farmers interested in writing their own nutrient management plans. This training provides both the basics of nutrient management and an introduction to SnapPlus. The same training will be offered on 5 different dates: Jan. 9, Feb. 7, Feb. 28, Mar. […]


Ag Water Quality Webinar Series

The UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Agriculture Water Quality Program is hosting a biweekly webinar series in early 2023 on important factors impacting ground and surface water quality. The winter webinar series is supported by Wisconsin Farmers Union. Each webinar will be an hour, starting at 11:00am, and will have one continuing education credit for certified […]

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