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Statewide Training

Farm Enterprise Budgeting

Tuesday, January 29 (Snow date-Wednesday, January 30)
Portage County Annex Building
Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Stevens Point, WI

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. 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."  More information will be posted as available.

Cover Crops Conference

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Holiday Inn-Stevens Point

The Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference is geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers more successfully use cover crops in their own conservation cropping systems. Topics will include dealing with manure, reducing tillage, termination of covers, and “doing it on the cheap”  Many of the presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has worked and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin conservation cropping systems.  Find out more and register at https://fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop/

Contact Penny Pohle at Penny@wisconsinlandwater.org for more information.

SITCOM  Training E-newsletter

Check these out for upcoming trainings in the SITCOM Training E-Newsletter (November 1) and E-newsletter (November 13). Sign up to receive SITCOM training e-newsletter by contacting Penny Pohle at penny@wisconsinlandwater.org

Partner Training Programs Catalogs, Publications, Websites

2018 Southeast Operational Training Catalog (Note:  Area staff and technicians have first priority for attendance.  Inquire with trainer/coordinator for registration availability)

2018 Southwest 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

SnapPlus Training Opportunities 

NRCS Training Catalog

EPA Webcast Archive


Dept Natural Resource

Lynda.com (technology training)

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.