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Basics of Agriculture

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 online webinars, experienced conservationists will provide the following sessions:

Webinar 1: Communicating Conservation and the Culture of Agriculture will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:15am - Archived Recording

Webinar 2: Basics of Conservation Planning will be held on Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00pm - Archived Recording (or, click here for the pdf of the Power Point presentation)

Webinar 3: Success Stories Working with Diverse Communities, Tuesday, June 28 at 9am - Archived Recording

Two in-person trainings will allow for participants to have group discussions and tour farming systems.

Part 1: Classroom Training will be held on June 2 at the Columbia County UWEX/LCD office 

Part 2: Field Tour will be held on June 7 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station 

Click here to view the agenda.