Thank you to the over 300 conservationists who attended our 2022 Annual Conference virtually. Mark your calendars for our 70th annual conference March 1-3, 2023, at Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

69th Annual Conference

Soil Health Expert Jay Fuhrer Set to Deliver Conference Keynote

Our 2022 virtual conference kicked off with opening remarks and keynote by Jay Fuhrer.

Jay Fuhrer is a soil health specialist, who worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Bismarck, N.D from 1980-2020. He has boots-on-the-ground experience over the last 38 years working with cropping systems, grazing systems, cover crops and gardens.

Jay also has an extensive background working with groups and entities such as soil and water conservation districts, national and international no-till organizations, watersheds, farm organizations, urban groups, and more.

Recently, Jay spends his time at the Menoken Farm minimizing soil disturbance, adding soil armor, maximizing plant diversity, maintaining living roots in the soil and integrating livestock.

Learn More about Menoken Farm

Our annual conference provides valuable networking opportunities, forums to discuss current work and new ideas with colleagues, a chance to build technical knowledge, and space to be re-inspired by the passion for conservation across the state.

Our annual business meeting is held the last morning of the conference. This meeting includes updates from the our Board of Directors and a forum for discussion.

Other events occurring at the conference include the following:

GET INVOLVED

Join the Professional Improvement Committee (PIC)!

The PIC's main responsibility is to assist in the planning and execution of our annual conference. Visit the PIC's webpage and learn more about why it's important the committee has representation from staff and supervisors around the state.

Become a Sponsor

We will be offering sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 conference to help support its high-quality training efforts and networking opportunities. Sponsor benefits include promotional opportunities, registration discounts, and options for distributing materials. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2022 conference, contact Matt Krueger. Additional details will be available in fall 2021.

Silent Auction

The silent auction is always a fun part of our conference! Proceeds benefit youth education programs such as the Conservation Awareness Poster & Speaking Contest, Wisconsin Envirothon, and two youth conservation camps. Silent Auction materials 2022.

Volunteer

Like most events, this conference could not happen without the support of the numerous staff and volunteers to help run a smooth event. Many volunteer positions are available including session moderators, A/V set up, raffle ticket sellers, and general set up. Contact Chris Schlutt if you would like to volunteer.

Upcoming Conference Dates

March 1-3, 2023 | Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells

March 6-8, 2024 | KI Center, Green Bay

March 5-7, 2025 | KI Center, Green Bay