NRCS Trainings


MOSES has partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to train agency personnel on organic production practices that can be supported with NRCS conservation programs.

NRCS Agents: If you have a question about organic production, contact MOSES Organic Specialist Caleb Langworthy.


2019 Trainings:


Webinar: Establishing Pollinator Habitat on Organic Farms

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 10 a.m.

Karin Jokela – Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner in Minnesota, Xerces Society
Caleb Langworthy – Organic Specialist and Conservation Education, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

The National Organic Program regulations require farmers to maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation including wildlife. This presents an opportunity for conservation agents to work with producers to address the lack of pollinator habitat. This webinar will address required practices on organic farms, NRCS practices/enhancements that meet those requirements. It will also address evaluation tools, initiatives, site preparation, success stories, and resources to successfully work with organic farmers to establish pollinator habitat.


On-Farm Training: Conservation Crop Rotations and Cover Crops

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Porter Town Hall, 8809 N. Wilder Road, Evansville, WI
Farm tour at Doudlah Farms, 10339 N Wilder Road, Evansville, WI


10 a.m. | Welcome, field day logistics, introductions
10:15-10:30 a.m. | Incorporating organic techniques into agronomic practice standards | Brian Pillsbury, Organic Champion
10:30-11:30 a.m. | Conservation crop rotation, cover crops in organics | Mark Doudlah, Doudlah Farms
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Working with Doudlah Farms, NRCS programs for organic grain production | Rock County NRCS office
12-1 p.m. | Lunch
1-2 p.m. | Building Organic Conservation Cropping Systems | Erin Silva, Assistant Professor UW Madison, OGRAIN
2-3:30 p.m. | Tour of Doudlah Farm featuring cropping strategies on HEL fields


On-Farm Training

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019

Click on the flyer to register for this free training.





Webinar: Working with Small Organic Farming Operations

August 28, 2019 | 10 a.m.

KaYing Vang – Soil Conservationist, NRCS
Valerie Dantoin – Instructor in Organic Agriculture, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Organic farming systems are diverse in both their production and scale. The 2017 Census of Agriculture shows 45.8% of organic farms in MN, WI and IA are under 100 acres. A 2017 Oregon Tilth survey of farmers who participated in the EQIP Organic Initiative showed that 79% of respondents farmed less than 100 acres; 86.7% of those respondents said that concern for the environment was a motivation for them to farm organically. This webinar will provide NRCS field staff insight into working with producers on small farms to address natural resource concerns.







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