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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.

We offer face to face, online and blended training to conservation agencies, private sector consultants and landowners across Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the US.

Conservation News

  • 2020 CAFO UPDATE MEETINGS
    The Division of Extension is teaming up with the Department of Natural Resources to host 9 CAFO Update Meetings across the Wisconsin in late January and early February. The meetings are designed for WPDES permitted CAFO owners and managers, producers considering expansion, and nutrient management plan writers and engineers working with CAFOs and will provide updated information on meeting permit requirements while maximizing profitability.
  • UW DISCOVERY FARMS CONFERENCE
    UW Discovery Farms is hosting their annual conference on December 11th, 2019. Join in the conservation to learn how producers can keep clean water in focus in 2020. 4 CEUs are available for attending.

    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    • Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
  • 2019 SOIL, WATER, & NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT MEETINGS
    UW-Madison’s Integrated Pest and Crop Management Program is hosting Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings throughout the state in December. Presentation topics include comparing pillage practice and nitrogen rates in corn, evaluating corn N management, profitability of P and K fertilization in no-till corn and soybean and an update from the Badger Ag Tech Lab.

Conservation Calendar

For a larger view of the Conservation Calendar and conservation-related events and trainings throughout the state visit the Conservation Calendar page.