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This one-day intermediate-level course focuses on pasture management, grazing, and buffers. 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.

CORE Conservation Level 2 is an online introductory-level course designed for early conservation and agronomy professionals, college students, and agriculture-related agency staff. Participants in this course will gain a basic understanding of agronomy practices for raising corn, soybeans, small...

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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Underground agricultural drainage systems (drain tile) are common in the Midwest landscape. Properly designed, these systems can greatly improve crop yields. This one-day intermediate-level course introduces the main concepts of drainage system design, from determining grid spacing to flow rates...

This field training builds on the principals in the introductory course. The day will be spent in the field, examining soil health from the root zone level. Students will have the opportunity to work with the soil health toolkit tools in a variety of farming systems (severely compacted...

The Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) course covers the WEPS computer model, wind erosion process and its effects on agricultural production and the environment. This basic course takes student from software installation to basic use of WEPS to compare a variety of conservation practices to...

This one-day, intermediate-level course features farmstead assessment and resource concerns unique to the Karst areas and clay soils of Wisconsin. Conservation Planning courses 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the Wisconsin equivalent of Conservation Planning modules 6-8 offered in other states. Conservation...

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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