Monday, August 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT
Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Keystone Conference Center (Engineering Track)

Holiday Inn, Grantville, PA (Agronomy Track, Monday through Wednesday only; Thursday and Friday at the Keystone Conference Center)


Shannon Wehinger 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 

2021 Agricultural Conservation Technical Training Boot Camp Level II 

This training was rescheduled and the new dates are August 23-27, 2021.

Sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, State Conservation Commission, and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.

Photo by Holly Hunt.

Appropriate for those who attended a Basic training in the years 2000-2020, those who attended one track of level II last year and would now like to attend the other, and those with 1 to 3 years of professional experience.

Please note: Boot Camp is not a two-week course. The instructors prefer that you use the information you learned in Basic for a year and take Level II the year following Basic. Do not apply for Basic and Level II in the same year.

If you do not receive confirmation from PACD, you will not be admitted. No walk-ins will be accepted. 

General (provided to all): Conservation Planning and Ag Waste System Planning -  plus the topics covered by your "track."

Participant registration fees are waived. Funding is provided through a Special Leadership Development Project Grant, sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the State Conservation Commission.


An overnight room block is available at the Days Inn for the Engineering Track. The Agronomy Track room block is at the Holiday Inn. Information will be provided to those accepted into the course. 

Lunch will be provided. Breakfast and dinner will not be provided. The Days Inn does provide breakfast to overnight guests. Please plan to bring your own refillable water bottle and coffee mug.

The deadline to apply is February 19, 2021.