Basics of Agriculture for Conservationists
Basics of Agriculture for Conservation
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.
This training is intended to provide conservation professionals with the necessary basic farming knowledge to better work alongside agricultural communities to implemented conservation practices for improved land management.
Through four online webinars, experienced conservationists will discuss topics such as: Communicating Conservation and the Culture of Agriculture; Basics of Conservation Planning, Pesticides, Pollinators; and Wildlife; Success Stories Working with Diverse Communities.
Two in-person trainings will allow for participants to have group discussions and tour farming systems.
July 20: Stevens Point
September 8: Arlington
- Communicating Conservation and the Culture of Agriculture
- Pesticides, Pollinators, and Wildlife
- Basics of Conservation Planning
- Farm Safety
- Balancing Benefits and Risks of Nutrients
- Resource Concerns in Forested Landscapes
- Introduction to Specialty and Organic Systems
- Components of Livestock Systems
- Impacts of Tillage
- Cropping Systems
Detailed agendas and webinar information will be coming soon.