Wisconsin Soil Health Trainings

Erika Kluetmeier, Conservation Professional Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Extension

The University of Wisconsin’s Conservation Professional Training Program, in partnership with Wisconsin NRCS and the Great Lakes Regional Water Program, is offering a new training series on soil health. The trainings are designed to expand participant knowledge of the biological, chemical and physical components of soil, providing information on the latest practices that boost crop production, mitigate the effects of extreme weather events, and create sustainable, lower cost operations. Learning opportunities include hands-on classroom and field workshops and a series of online courses.

Healthy Soils Wisconsin courses are designed primarily for CCAs/crop advisors, conservation agency staff, technical service providers and farmers, but are open to anyone interested in learning about the complex relationship between crops and the soil that sustains them. See the course listings below for dates and locations. Click on the course links to register. CCA CEUs are available.

Soil Health Intro Course:

Introduction to Soil Health (1-Day Classroom Component)

Date: August 1, 2013

Locations: Marshfield, Shawano, Richland Center, Spooner, Juneau


Introduction to Soil Health (Hands-on Field Day)


August 6, 2013 – Gilman

August 7, 2013 – Dodgeville

August 13, 2012 – Augusta

August 20, 2013 – Oconomowoc

August 22, 2013 – Omro

Note: This is a two-part course. Field component is included in the cost of the classroom workshop.


Online Courses:

Conservation Planning Web Tools 

Date: Register now through August 31, 2013


Understanding the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS)

Date: Register now through August 31, 2013


Understanding the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2)

Date: Register now through August 31, 2013