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The carbonate bedrock and highly permeable sandy soils that underlay a significant portion of Wisconsin's agricultural production areas present unique challenges. Sinkholes, low filtering shallow soils, closed depressions and fracture traces increase the challenge of protecting Wisconsin's...,

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...

 

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...

A public Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 12:00pm CDT to provide an overview of the Report from the Manure Irrigation Workgroup.

The webinar will include approximately 45 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes for answering questions submitted by attendees...

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...

[ALTOONA, Iowa]—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County is hosting a cover crops workshop on Wednesday, March 2 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Guest speakers, Tom Kaspar, USDA Agricultural Research Service cover crops researcher, and ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Mark Johnson,...

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...

The Conservation Planning Web Tools course provides an introductory, hands-on exploration of Web Soil Survey and the electronic Field Office Technical Guide (e-FOTG), two tools used by conservation professionals in a variety of conservation programs.

Those interested in conservation...

Learn the principal concepts of the soil water erosion process and the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2) software used to estimate erosion for USDA programs. Participants will walk through installing the software and databases and to gather data in the field to use RUSLE2.

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The online Cover Crops for Healthy Soils course will introduce participants to the basics of using cover crops to improve soil health. Course materials will provide an understanding of the agronomic, economic and environmental benefits of using cover crops in diverse agricultural systems, as...

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