What is SITCOM?
The State Interagency Training Committee (SITCOM) is a partnership effort with a mission to maintain and strengthen a statewide team of well-trained conservation professionals that carry on Wisconsin's rich history of conserving soil and water resources through a coordinated and efficient partnership.
Who Benefits from SITCOM?
All conservation professionals benefit from the efforts to collaborate and coordinate to offer training opportunities.
Who is SITCOM?
SITCOM is comprised of staff from WI Land+Water, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), UW-Madison - Extension, Land and Water Conservation Departments (LWCD), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the five Area Interagency Training Committees (AITCOMs), Professional Improvement Committee (PIC), Technical Committee, and the private sector.
“I have been taking advantage of the trainings provided by SITCOM for the past two years, of which I have started two different jobs in County Conservation departments. The SITCOM trainings were exactly what I needed to learn many of the conservation practices that I use to solve land and water issues.”
AITCOM-#1-Northern/Park Falls - Stacy Dehne
AITCOM-#2-NW/Altoona - Josh O’Neil and Pete Wurzer (comembers)
AITCOM-#3-NE/Appleton - Drew Zelle
AITCOM-#4-SW/Richland Center - Kelli Neitzel
AITCOM-#5-SE/Juneau - Josh Odekirk
Dept. Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection - Matt Woodrow, Coreen Fallat
Dept. of Natural Resources - Karl Gesch, Nate Walker
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Steve Becker, Pam Fiorito, Mike Stanek (comembers)
Professional Improvement Committee (PIC) - Tony Reali
Technical Committee (TC) - Dan O’Connell
UW-Madison College of Ag and Life Sciences - Mimi Broeske and Jamie Patton (comembers)
UW-Madison Division of Ext. - Kevin Erb, Jenna Mertz
WI Land+Water - Michael Hook, Penny Pohle, Chris Schlutt
Member at large, professional engineering practitioner - Emily Micolichek
This document was originally developed in November 2020 to serve as operational guidance for the State Interagency Training Committee (SITCOM). This document will be a living document; the committee will edit it as necessary to reflect current committee operations and capacity.
The five Area Interagency Training Committees (AITCOMs) are critical for meeting training needs across the state. Annually each AITCOM develops a training catalog. Check out the most recent catalog out here.
Learn more about SITCOM and how it can benefit you on this printable flyer.
Find out what SITCOM accomplishes annually.