Master Conservationist Program

The Master Conservationist Program is administered through the Natural Resources team within ISU Extension and Outreach – Agriculture and Natural Resources. The project coordinator and county extension offices collaborate to plan offerings of the program, and a local organizing committee is responsible for planning field visits and classroom discussions that are paired with structured online lessons completed before attending.

Madison County Extension & Outreach is excited to announce that the Master Conservationist Program is coming to Madison County.

The program is scheduled tentatively for the 4th Tuesday of each month starting in March and going through September. This is a 4 module session that has 7 scheduled meetings. This course is a blend of on-line and in-person curriculum. The Master Conservationist team is partnering with the NRCS office, CCB Naturalists, DNR Staff, etc. Module 1 sets the stage of land, water, & conservation in Iowa. Module 2 provides information about understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems: forests, aquatic environments, and prairies. Module 3 puts everything together by discussing watersheds. The 4th and final session plants the seeds of conservation with members.

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Tentative Schedule & Presenters

March 28, 2023  5:30 to 8 PM - Meet & Greet


April 25, 2023 5:30  to 8 PM - Setting the Stage: Land, Water and Conservation


May 23, 2023  5:30 to 8 PM -

Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems: Forests


June 27, 2023 5:30 to 8 PM -

Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems: Forests 


July 25, 2023 5:30 to 8 PM  -

Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems: Prairies 


August 22, 2023 5:30 to 8 PM  - Putting it

together in the watershed


September 26, 2023 6 to 8 PM- Planting the seeds of conservation in Madison County


 Fee:  $35.00 for Registration

Registration deadline: March 20th