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Conservation Tools & Training

Explore innovative tools and information to help landowners and practitioners implement conservation.

Penn State has been involved in the development and facilitation of innovative tools and information to help landowners and practitioners implement conservation.  Click on the links below to explore and use these tools.

These fact sheets provide information on a variety of issues relating to agriculture and the environment.

Dr. Paul Patterson and his colleagues with the Penn State Poultry Extension Nutrient Management are revolutionizing win-win scenarios in collaboration with poultry producers and agribusiness by cultivating systems that utilize locally grown feedstock (willows and miscanthus) that provide multiple environmental and economic benefits as vegetative shelters, odor and emission barriers, feedstock for energy systems, and litter materials for growing poultry.

Learn the background knowledge and the steps you need to successfully manage stormwater on your property.

This USDA-NRCS national training initiative will help states meet demand for Conservation Reserve PRogram (CRP) general and continuous sign-up while maintaining the quality of CRP plans.

AG 101 is a series of online sessions that explore the many facets of farm types, operations management, economics, social aspects, and environmental considerations. The series looks at the multiple dials that Pennsylvania agricultural producers manage as they grow food, fiber, and fuel for their community, state, nation, and world.