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Wisconsin Technical Service Provider Training scheduled for January 23

By CPTPComm | 3:40 PM, 01/09/2019

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). NRCS provides financial assistance to farmers in developing an organic transition plan. The plan must be written by a technical service provider. This training will discuss the process in becoming a technical service provider and how to write a conservation plan supporting the organic transition, including the technical requirements, planning resources, and format.

The training will be on Wednesday, January 23rd from 10AM - 3PM at the Best Western in Tomah, Wisconsin.

Agenda
9:45 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview -- Brian Pillsbury, Grazing Lands Specialist
10:15 a.m. Technical Service Provider Certification Process -- Eric Allness, WI TSP Coordinator
11:00 a.m. Conservation Planning - Resource Concerns and Alternatives -- Brian Pillsbury, Grazing Lands Specialist
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Organic Transition Plan
1:45 p.m. Organic Certification and Inspection Organic Certification Agency
2:30 p.m. Questions and Comments
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Register by Wednesday, January 16, at https://conta.cc/2CUk2Xj