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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Local Government Aquatic Invasive Species Toolkit

Online

These three webinars are to assist local governments (and others that are interested) with navigating the regulatory framework associated with high-risk priority aquatic invasive species. The webinars will illustrate regional case studies. Register here.

Free

Fertility in Organic Systems – Breaking Down the Science behind Biologicals

Online

We now know the importance of soil microorganisms as a way to enhance soil health and fertility on the farm. There are a lot of new products on the market claiming to enhance soil biology. Chat with us as we break down the important principles of soil health and how to evaluate if a product […]

Free

Wisconsin Rural Economic Summit

Online

This virtual summit will focus on the Wisconsin rural economy with an eye toward innovative strategies to foster economic opportunities and well-being.  The summit will provide an overview of historical and current trends in the Wisconsin rural economy, look to lessons learned from rural communities, and focus on proactive strategies that Wisconsin’s smaller and rural communities […]

Free

Conservation Partnership Training

Online

Save the date for the Conservation Partnership Training. Attendees will learn about WI Land+Water, Standards Oversight Council (SOC), agency partners (DATCP, DNR, NRCS), Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, and the Conservation Professional Training Program. Contact Penny at Penny@wisconsinlandwater.org with any questions.

Lower Fox Farmer Roundtable

Online

January 26 (9:00-11:30 a.m.) - We will start with a welcome from Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance. This will be followed by a panel session made of farmers and nutritionists discussing their use of cover crops as alternative forages. Come ready to ask questions! We will wrap up the event with […]

Free

Building and Maintaining Conservation Partnerships

Online

Join for an informational webinar "visit" with retired NRCS State Conservationists on the subject of Building and Maintaining Conservation Partnerships. The webinar will be an informal format for state conservation agency staff, executives, NRCS leaders, and partners to visit and share ideas, techniques, and strategies for building and maintaining strong conservation partnerships at the local, […]

Free

Guide to Outcomes Estimation Tools

Online

In December of 2020, American Farmland Trust's Dr. Michelle Perez (Water Initiative Director) and Dr. Emily Cole (Climate and Agriculture Program Manager for New England) published "A Guide to Water Quality, Climate, Social, and Economic Outcomes Estimate Tools: Quantifying Outcomes to Accelerate Farm Conservation Practice Adoption." The guide features 14 outcomes estimation tools and two […]

Free

Cover Crops, Herbs, and Cut Flowers for Pollination and Pest Management

Online

Join us for this webinar as we discuss which cover crops, herbs, and cut flowers best support pollinators, predators, parasitoids, and have extra value for culinary or ornamental use. Cover crops, herbs, and cut flowers provide forage and nesting sites for pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests (such as wasps, flies, and beetles). Learn […]

Local Government Aquatic Invasive Species Toolkit

Online

These three webinars are to assist local governments (and others that are interested) with navigating the regulatory framework associated with high-risk priority aquatic invasive species. The webinars will illustrate regional case studies. Register here.

Free

Farmer Outreach Coffee Chats

Online

These conversations will be a space for producers and ag professionals to connect across state lines, learn what the latest social science and data say about how to better engage new farmers on conservation, and hear what is actually working from your peers across the Midwest. Each discussion will focus on a specific topic related […]

Free

Discovery Farms Virtual Conference Series

Online

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join them on seven Wednesdays for one hour each week as we cover topics like water quality, soil health, climate change, and more!

Free

Opportunities with Silvopasture: More Than Just Animals in The Woods

Online

Silvopasture is an agroforestry system that combines trees and forages with livestock management. Join us while we discuss the fundamentals of silvopasture and hear from landowners and professionals on their experiences in implementing silvopasture as a land management practice. In addition, learn how to use a soil health kit and about soil health training programs […]

Free

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