Wisconsin NRCS Technical Service Provider Training - Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition

January 23, 2019 | 9:30am - 3:00pm | Best Western, Tomah, Wisc.

Wisconsin NRCS

Technical Service Provider Training-

Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition (CAP138)

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 | Best Western Tomah, WI

Technical service providers (TSPs) can provide services to farmers transitioning to organic production on behalf of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  NRCS provides financial assistance to farmers in developing an organic transition plan. The plan must be written by a technical service provider. This training will discuss the process in becoming a technical service provider and how to write a conservation plan supporting the organic transition, including the technical requirements, planning resources, and format.

Who should attend: Current TSPs, those interested in becoming a TSP, those interested in working with organic producers as a TSP

Agenda

 9:45 a.m.      Registration

 10:00 a.m.   Welcome and Overview           Brian Pillsbury, Grazing Lands Specialist

 10:15 a.m.    Technical Service Provider Certification Process   Eric Allness, WI TSP Coordinator

 11:00 a.m.    Conservation Planning - Resource Concerns and Alternatives     Brian Pillsbury

 12:00 p.m.    Lunch

 1:00 p.m.      Organic Transition Plan, MOSES

 1:45 p.m.      Organic Certification and Inspection,  Organic Certification Agency

 2:30 p.m.      Questions and Comments      

 3:00 p.m.      Adjourn