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This intermediate-level workshop focuses on creating a group of skilled conservation professionals who work in partnership with farmers and landowners to develop quality CRP conservation plans that result in a measurable impact on land and water resource management.

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This two-day introductory course gives students an opportunity, in small groups, to implement what they have learned in the CNMP References and CNMP Regulations courses. Experienced professionals review the proper techniques for assessing a farmstead, and then students assess an actual farm with...

After completing the CRPRI Core Curriculum course, participants have the option of working with an experienced CRP planner to develop their first independent CRP plan. Submitting a CRP plan to NRCS TechReg is one requirement of being certified as a CRP Planner in the system.

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This one-day intermediate-level session reviews the technical standards and specifications for a grazing management plan. Participants will become familiar with the Prescribed/Managed Grazing Standard and the steps in developing a Managed Grazing Plan, such as defining objectives, conducting the...

This is a two-day, intermediate-level course. Conservation Planning courses 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the Wisconsin equivalent of Conservation Planning modules 6-8 offered in other states. Conservation Planning 1-4 and are required for certification.

This one-day course introduces students to the complex and overlapping regulations that dictate the implementation of CNMP Best Management Practices in daily farm operations. Modules range from a national discussion of the EPA to a local township level and how citizens use legal remedies under...

This one-day introductory course focuses on understanding and interpreting technical standards for various agronomic and engineering practices implemented on farms. Participants will learn how to interpret and evaluate planned and previously installed management practices under both current and...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 farm bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The farm bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland...

The Conservation Professional Training Program (CPTP), in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is offering a new soil health program that provides innovative strategies to help boost crop production, mitigate the effects of extreme weather events, and create...

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