Training for Nutrient Management Planners-Online Video Series
Videos available for viewing from: February 1 to April 15, 2016
Training for Nutrient Management Planners is a self- paced seven hour online video series and a one day face- to-face, follow-up workshop. The program is designed for current and potential nutrient management plan writers in Wisconsin - particularly production agronomists and county-based conservation staff. The intent of this work- shop is to provide in-depth training on the preparation of quality nutrient management plans.
The follow-up workshop will feature extensive training on the use of the SnapPlus nutrient management plan- ning software. Participants will prepare a functional plan for a real Wisconsin farm. Dates and locations for the follow-up workshops are: March 31 at the UW Agricul- tural Research Station in Marshfield, WI and April 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison, WI. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring laptop computers to the workshop with the latest version of the SnapPlus soft- ware installed. SnapPlus can be downloaded for free at: http://snapplus.wisc.edu/download-15-1.
Registration for viewing the video series and attending one of two follow-up workshops is required. The total
fee is $100 per person. Registration is open now and will close on March 15. Interested participants can register at: https://patstore.wisc.edu/npm/register.aspx. You must choose the follow-up workshop you wish to attend during the registration process. A credit card is the only acceptable form of payment on this website.
A confirmation email will be sent to each participant. For questions on registration contact Scott Sturgul (firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-262-7486).
After registering, participants will be sent a confirmation email with instructions for viewing the online presentations and a list of supplemental resources. Please note: You must be able to access YouTube in order to view these presentations! All videos will be available for registered participants to view until April 15, 2016. Participants are strongly urged to download (for free) or purchase UWEX publications A2809 Nutrient application guidelines for field, vegetable, and fruit crops in Wisconsin at: http://learningstore.uwex.edu.
An application has been made for Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) continuing education unit (CEU’s) with 10 credits in nutrient management and 3 credits in soil and water management (13 credits total). Those seeking CCA CEU’s will be required to respond to several quiz questions fol- lowing each presentation in order to track participation. These will be self-study CEUs.
Additional CEUs (to be determined) will be awarded for the in-person follow-up session.
University of Wisconsin-Madison and Extension Nutrient & Pest Management Program, UW-Mad- ison Department of Soil Science, UW-Platteville School of Agriculture, WI Department of Agricul- ture, Trade & Consumer Protection, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, WI Department of Natural Resources.
Locations of the Follow-up Workshops
March 31, 2016
Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
South Campus; 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield, WI
April 4, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel
402 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI