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Save the date for three additional University of Wisconsin Division of Extension soil health field days in August and September!  Wednesday, August 7th in Manawa, Wisconsin Late August in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin September 5th or 6th (TBD) in Hayward, Wisconsin The events will feature presentations from NRCS and Division of Extension experts on the basics of soil health and a rainfall stimulator demonstration...

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Prairie

The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is hosting three plant workshops this June and July: Plants for PollinatorsJune 28, 2019In this hands-on workshop you will learn what attracts bees and other pollinators, how to alter your garden to attract more pollinators, and how to identify plants and plant characteristics important to pollinators...

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Wisconsin Farm Days

Jefferson County is hosting Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2019! The Walter Family had its start in farming in 1957 when Bud & Bev purchased 50 acres in Jefferson County’s township of Grellton...

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Wisconsin Farm

Join UW-Madison Division of Extension and Wisconsin Land and Water to better understand the basics of agriculture through a multi-component course taught by experienced local, state, and federal conservationists...

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The Practice of Engineering for NRCS EJAA Holders

Wisconsin Land and Water recently recorded a webinar on the Practice of Engineering for NRCS EJAA Holders. It is for anyone in the Engineering Certification/Job Approval System or that does any kind of engineering planning, design, and construction...

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Wisconsin stream

It's that time of year to start preparing for spring and summer AIS activities! If you will conduct CBCW and/or CLMN AIS Monitoring trainings in 2019, please plan to join our Train the Trainer webinar...

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Industrial Hemp

Photo by the Univeristy of Kentucky College of Agriculture   While serious interest about industrial hemp production exists across the state from all types of growers and producers, there has been limited information available to farmers on agronomic production methods...

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Attend this 3-day training to learn how to assist producers in developing and implementing prescribed grazing plans. Topics include:• Economic, environmental, and herd health benefits of prescribed grazing...

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tillage

Join nationally recognized soil health expert Barry Fisher from the NRCS Soil Health Division for an open discussion on planning considerations for cover crop interseeding and planting green...

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Want more information on how to sustainably graze on public and private lands? Then this workshop is for you! The workshop will feature presentations on planning for success (seeding mixtures, stocking rates, rotations, grazing cover crops, etc...

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the National Widlife Federation are teaming up to host a two-day communication training designed to equip conservation professionals with advanced strategies and techniques to better engage farmers who are hesitant or resistant to adopting cover crops and other soil health practices...

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DATCP, in cooperation with DNR, will again be hosting conservation partner meetings. These meeting are designed to give folks the chance to get together and talk about conservation programs, challenges, and questions...

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Wisconsin Farm

Wisconsin NRCS is offering a training for technical service providers on providing conservation plan support for producers looking to transition to organic (CAP138).   Technical service providers (TSPs) can provide services to farmers transitioning to organic production on behalf of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)...

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Photo courtesy of John Deere Calculating Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) can be relatively simple and offers insight into how N management can be altered in order to achieve economically optimum yields while reducing nutrient losses to the environment...

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This year's Wisconsin Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference will focus on facing the floods and will feature a discussion of the history, prediction and response to flood occurrence in Wisconsin...

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Join Wisconsin Land and Water in Stevens Point on Tuesday, January 29, (snow date is Wednesday, January 30) for a free Farm Enterprise Budgeting Training including lunch! A simple enterprise budget is extremely beneficial to help producers assess the financial viability of their cropping systems...

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The Department of Agronomy and UW-Extension will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during 2019. Joe Lauer and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year's growing season, and updated recommendations for field crop production...

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The Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network will be hosting two fields this fall!  The first, scheduled for Wednesday October 11, 2018, will tour farms on the western side of Brown County and Outagamie County...

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Advanced Soil Health Training

By Joan Laehn | 10:08 AM, 09/21/2018


Soil Health Test Kit & Training

By Joan Laehn | 10:01 AM, 09/21/2018


CAFO Workshops Planned for February 2019

Photo by the La Crosse Tribune Calling all WPEDES permitted CAFO owners and managers, producers considering expansion, nutrient management plan writers, and engineers! UW-Extension and Wisconsin DNR are teaming up to host a series of CAFO Workshops across the state this coming February...

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Ray Archuleta

The Milwaukee River Watershed Clean Farm Families is hosting a free workshop on soil health on Friday September 7, 2018.  The workshop, titled Soil: Improving Soil Health in Our Farming Communities, features Ray Archuleta, a nationally renowned soil health expert...

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Wisconsin Nutrient management planners, Certified Crop Consultants, County Land Conservation Staff, County NRCS Staff, UWEX, all others interested are invited to attend a series of discussions on nutrient management planning and implementation...

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We invite you to join Extension and Wisconsin Wetlands Association for a webinar and discussion on Wetlands and Extension on August 22, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm CT.  Wetlands and Extension is offered as part of a long-term initiative to build UWEX capacity to integrate wetlands into UWEX programming...

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Beef and dairy farmers are invited to attend a University of WI-Extension BQA-Transportation Certification & BQA Refresher on June 12, 2018 at the Zuck Cattle Company, Jim & Kathy Zuck & Family, W7302 County Road P, Ladysmith, WI...

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Agricultural Research State Field Day

A list of the 2018 Agricultural Research Station Field Days is now available. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to mark your calendar! June 25-27, 2018      Dow New Product Introduction Days   O...

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This year's Farm Technology Days will be held July 10-12th in Wood County, Wisconsin. This year's event is hosted by D&B Sternweis Farm and Weber's Farm Store in Marshfield, Wisconsin who will debut the latest farm technologies...

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Upcoming Conservation Webinars

By Anne Nardi | 4:11 PM, 04/27/2018

Join fellow conservation professionals to learn a variety of topics and also earn CEUs and PDHs as noted below. The webinars are led by experienced local, state, and federal conservationists. Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global...

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DATCP is hosting four meetings around the state this April. The purpose is to have an opportunity to talk through relevant program issues, such as manure storage ordinance updates, changes to the NM standard, livestock facility siting, and program changes due to new rules and technical standard updates...

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GracierLand RC&D is teaming up with Grassworks to enhance staff knowledge on effective ways to promote grazing to farmers and to develop county grazing programs. They have assembled a statewide project education team including RC&D grazing coordinators, private industry financial analysists, and representatives from NRCS, UW Extension and County Land Conservation Departments and will be hosting workshops in Eastern Wisconsin...

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New on The WaterWay Network, the Discovery Farms programs of Wisconsin and Minnesota have launched an education module titled Locating and maintaining tile drainage systems and blowouts. Upon successful completion of the module, Certified Crop Advisors will be eligible to receive one Soil & Water Management Continuing Education Unit...

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2018 Annual CAFO Update Meetings

By Anne Nardi | 9:54 AM, 01/09/2018

Calling all WPEDES permitted CAFO owners and managers, producers considering expansion, nutrient management plan writers, and engineers: Register today for the Annual CAFO Update Meetings held throughout the state! Each meeting provides information on new policies, proper spill responses, manure hauling, day-storage calculations and features a DNR panel and a breakout session on a local topic...

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The Cover Crops in Wisconsin Team is hosting a free webinar series highlighting the latest Wisconsin research on cover crops and soil health. The series will be 6 weeks long, every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm (except for the week of February 7 which will be 12pm-1:30pm)...

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LiDAR

The Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office will be hosting a "Basics of LiDAR" workshop on January 8-9, 2018, at the UW-Eau Claire campus. This is the fourth time this workshop has been offered over the last year...

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Wisconsin SARE

The conference and workshop season is upon us, and once again the Wisconsin SARE Program will offer scholarships to agricultural educators for professional development in sustainable agriculture. Below is a list of conferences in the next few months for which SARE scholarships are offered...

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The 2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference February 27, 2018 Holiday Inn, Steven’s Point, WI This conference will be geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers more successfully use cover crops on their farms...

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March Madness 2017: CoCoRaHS

By CPTP . | 3:28 PM, 03/09/2017

March Madness is here!  Yes, it’s that time again and I know several of you are already planning on wrestling away the CoCoRaHS cups from Delaware and Arizona, last year’s champions. This Year's Website YouTube Page This is our main recruiting campaign for most of the country and we could really use a resurgence of volunteers in each of your states this year...

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Now in its third year, the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a project led by farmers to share information and test soil conservation practices on local farms, is seeing more farms enroll and a growing interest in soil-friendly farming practices...

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Crop Diversity Payday

By CPTP . | 11:05 AM, 11/28/2016

When crop prices are slumping, it isn’t easy to change the norm. Growing corn and soybeans is what many of you know and do all too well. But look closely to see the cracks forming in the corn-soybean foundation that dominates the Midwest...

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Joe Stapleton owns a farm near Spring Green, Wisconsin. He's a conventional farmer, so he does use some chemical herbicides and fertilizers on the fields where he grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa. But Stapleton also uses cover crops and no-till drilling, practices made popular by organic farmers to prevent runoff of soil and nutrients on his hilly farm...

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The Department of Soil Science, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension will host eight Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Meetings around the state, starting Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 9...

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  Upcoming Cover Crop Field Days: There are several upcoming cover crop field days around the state of Wisconsin. Data from last year's cover crops will be presented and participants will be able to see this year’s plots and visit with the farmers...

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Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop growth while reducing leaching...

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Kevin Erb, Janice Kepka and Vikram Koundinya recently attended a training conference for USDA Farm Service Agency State Environmental Coordinators in Rochester, NY. The course was designed by Janice and developed in AgLearn by Brian Adams...

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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...

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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...

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A new web map showing generalized agriculture land use in Wisconsin is now available. It was recently developed by Dan McFarlane, a GIS mapping specialist with the Center for Land Use Education (CLUE at UWSP) using USDA satellite cropland data layers from 2009-2014...

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Soil Health Photo Contest!

By CPTP . | 12:45 PM, 06/01/2015

Soil can be ugly and soil can be not so ugly. We want to see your best (or worst) soil health management photo. Upload them on Twitter and include @cptpcommunity and use hashtag #cptpsoilhealth! Please provide a brief description of what exactly we are looking at and you may see your photo pop up in future CPTP Course material...

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Release No. 0150.15 Contact: USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 Washington, D.C. May 27, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U...

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June 11th, 2015 10:00AM - 11:30AM This webinar will highlight two innovative approaches to farmland preservation zoning. Ryan Brown, planning and zoning director for Waupaca County, will discuss the county’s farmland preservation overlay district...

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