Upcoming Training Programs
Farm Enterprise Budgeting - "Should I Plant Corn, Convert to Pasture, or...?"
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15
Portage County Annex Building, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481
A simple enterprise budget is extremely beneficial to help producers asses the financial viability of their cropping systems. The goal is not to perform an all-inclusive financial plan for the farm; it is to help them make basic, simple decisions regarding their various farm enterprises. If we can show them the numbers and how conservation can pay, it seems to go a long way towards us "selling" conservation. We will run through various scenarios and practice running an enterprise budget so that you are proficient enough to take it back to your counties. The focus will be on a using a corn budget and grassfed beef budget. Bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel loaded to practice “running the numbers.”
There is no charge for this training, and lunch will be provided. Register by Monday, December 11, at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7pa8l6qab&oeidk=a07eetbezv64284c130
Webinar: Vegetated Swale and Site Evaluation for Storm Water Infiltration for Use in Construction, Industry, and Agriculture
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The DNR recently updated technical standards 1005 for Vegetated Swales and 1002 for Site Evaluation for Storm Water Infiltration. The purpose of the webinar is to provide an overview of the technical standards, including a review of the following:
Vegetated Swale design criteria, considerations, and operation and maintenance
Site Evaluation for Storm Water Infiltration methodology and infiltration rate calculations
Attendance certificates for one professional development hour (PDH) will be available to webinar participants. Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/588678885.
SITCOM Training E-newsletter
Check these out for upcoming trainings in the November SITCOM Training E-newsletter and E-newsletter. Sign up to receive SITCOM training e-newsletter by contacting Penny Pohle at email@example.com
Partner Training Programs Catalogs, Publications, Websites
2017 Northwest Operational Area Training Catalog (Note: Area staff and technicians have first priority for attendance. Inquire with trainer/coordinator for registration availability)
2017 Northeast Operational Area Training Catalog (Note: Area staff and technicians have first priority for attendance. Inquire with trainer/coordinator for registration availability)
2017 Southwest Operational Area Training Catalog (Note: Area staff and technicians have first priority for attendance. Inquire with trainer/coordinator for registration availability)
2017 Southeast Operational Area Training Catalog (Note: Area staff and technicians have first priority for attendance. Inquire with trainer/coordinator for registration availability)
Phragmites australis: Keeping Momentum (Door County Soil & Water Conservation Department's publication)
Conservation Professional Training Program
The Conservation Professional Training Program recently launched a new website to streamline course registration and provide valuable information and resources to conservation professionals in one simple interface.
Enhanced web features at conservation-training.uwex.edu include:
- Online course catalog with integrated registration
- Status of courses taken, courses registered for, and courses completed
- Interactive communities of practice and discussion groups
- Conservation blog
- News aggregator
- Courses and events from other partners/conservation agencies
If you've used CPTP's old registration site, you'll need to reset your password on the new one to remain active. Click here to visit the new Conservation Training website.