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SnapPlus Nutrient Management Software Training

SnapPlus (Soil Nutrient Application Planner) is Wisconsin’s nutrient management planning software.  The program helps farmers make the best use of their on-farm nutrients, as well as make informed and justified commercial fertilizer purchases. By calculating potential soil and phosphorus runoff losses on a field-by-field basis while assisting in the economic planning of manure and fertilizer applications, SnapPlus provides Wisconsin farmers with a tool for protecting soil and water quality.

The Land & Water Conservation Department will be holding their annual training on this software on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the UW Extension building, conference room AE 205/206, 400 University Drive in Fond du Lac.

We encourage you to download the software prior to attending the training as this will allow participants more time to work on their individualized nutrient management plans and ask specific questions.  

The software can be downloaded for free from University of Wisconsin's website.  Click here for the latest version.

Registration form can be completed and:

  • emailed to
  • mailed to W6529 Forest Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI  54937
  • or you may call the Land and Water Conservation Department at (920) 906-4680 with your information.

Green Lake County LCD is hosting their SnapPlus training on Thursday, December 12th in Green Lake.  Their training will include a farmer panel on Crop System Management as well as the software training.  See Green Lake SnapPlus Training registration for more information.  


Fond du Lac SnapPlus Training

Green Lake County SnapPlus Training



Cover Crops, Carbon & Conservation 

Fond du Lac County Farmers Soil Health Group recently hosted a day of learning about soil health management from other farmers for over 85 attendees.  

Check out some of the presentations from the event:


Keynote speaker and co-owner of Green Cover Seed in South Central Nebraska, Keith Berns, compares the economy of  a country to the underground economy of the soil.


Josh Hiemstra, third-generation farmer from Hiemstra Dairy in Brandon and seasoned cover cropper, talks about the benefits he has experienced first-hand.