In-Service Training

On-line Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

The national SARE Program has designed a web-based introduction to sustainable agriculture for Extension professionals and other educators.  You can take the course at your convenience at   The course takes about one to one-and-a-half hours to finish.   There is also an on-line course on strategic farm/ranch planning and marketing.

Wisconsin agricultural educators who complete one of the on-line SARE courses can request a free SARE book. Contact Diane Mayerfeld for more information.

In-Service Training in Wisconsin:

If you have suggestions for professional development in the coming year, please contact Diane Mayerfeld.

Grant workshops:

Grant webinar handouts: Grant Matrix 2023,  Michael Fields Agricultural Institute grants resources, Example of successful SARE Farmer-Rancher grant proposal, example 2

Links to webinar slides: Grant Writing 101, Grant Programs in Wisconsin: Introduction and SARE grants, Value-Added Producer Grants, Grants through DATCP

Links to recorded grant webinars:   Grant Writing 101,  Farmer Grant Programs in Wisconsin,  SARE Farmer-Rancher grants, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grants, (Agricultural Grant Programs in Wisconsin Oct. 2022), (Grant Writing 101, 2021)

Materials from past workshops:

March 2021 Silvopasture slides and recorded presentation

2021 Agricultural Plastics Recycling recorded webinar and slides

Silvopasture Resource List

2019 Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Change presentation

2019 GrassWorks Silvopasture Presentations

2018 Silvopasture Tree Planting Case Study

2015 Silvopasture presentation can be viewed at University Place

2015 presentation on Using Deliberative Dialogue to Tackle Contentious Issues:
Climate Change and Meat

2013 Working with Hmong Farmers workshop

2011 Agroforestry workshop presentations

2011 Cover Crops workshops presentations

2010 Scaling Up Local Foods regional training presentations

2009 Cover Crops workshop presentations

2008 Cover Crops workshop presentations