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Madison, Wis. – June 2, 2016 – On June 15, two Green Bay area farms will host an “Open House & Field Day” event to demonstrate cutting-edge conservation practices used to reduce phosphorus from entering the Fox River, where it can contribute to the growth of harmful blooms of algae and dead...

Join fellow conservation professionals to better understand the basics of agriculture through a multi component course taught by experienced local, state, and federal conservationists.

The course will feature both online and in-person sessions throughout May and June, 2016.


Wednesday, April 13th

Overview of the NRCS Monarch Butterfly Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guide

(*Replaced Basic Conservation Planning which will be on April 20)

Steve Bertjens, NRCS State Biologist


The course is designed for new conservation planners and technicians to get an awareness of typical engineering and non-engineering practices used to control gully and ephemeral erosion on Wisconsin cropland.

The learning objectives are:

• Understanding the basic...

The National Weather Service is looking for crop consultants, farmers, and others to provide precipitation information to help verify and ground truth radar estimates and create a more accurate picture of weather events. 

Participants will use a standardized rain gauge (their research has...

Twice per year WI Land + Water provides training for new conservation department staff. During the one-day trainings, state and federal partner agencies provide information about programs and topics integral to successful county conservation programs. The next training is scheduled for Thursday...


Annual Conference

Mark your calendars for our 63rd Annual Conference March 2-4, 2016 at The Osthoff Resort in  Elkhart Lake. Click here to register online

Extra fees apply...

Plan to attend . . . Whether you’re considering tiling for the first time, adding to an existing field or experiencing blowouts and other chal- lenges, this workshop will empower you to more fully understand how drainage systems work and how planning ahead is the difference between improving...,

9:45 Registration

10 am Welcome & Introduction
Kevin Erb, UW-Extension

10:05 Understanding Drainage Systems
Gary Sands, Univ of Minnesota Professor & Extension Engineer

10:45 Locating Older Drainage Systems
Steve Hoffman, InDepth Agronomy, Kevin...,

Cost $30.00/person before March.16th registration deadline. Fee rises to $40.00 after March 16, 2016 for late registrations.
Make check payable to:
BCT- Brown County Treasurer
Send registration form and check to:
Brown County UW-Extension Attn: Joan
1150 Bellevue St...

Beyond the Basics & Plan Review
2016 Trainings

Fond du Lac: Feb 3rd (CANCELLED: Rescheduled for March 1)
UW-Fond du Lac
400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Room C-243 in the Classroom Building

Wausau: Feb 8th

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQIURED for reduced fee. See flyer for details.