Not all training takes place in a classroom. We’ve put together a searchable library of recorded modules, webinars, videos and other resources to help our staff and partners find professional development information on a variety of topics.

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Title Subject Skill Format Description Source
Grassed Waterway Training Series Practice Specific

This is a collection of trainings, replays, and information pertaining to the design, installation, and certification of Grassed Waterways (CPS412…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Brush Management (CPS314) In Pastures Practice Specific Webinar

Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Lands Specialist, reviews the Brush Management (PS314) practice standard, implementation requirements, and statement of…

TTCP

Forest Pests and Disease Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This Minnesota DNR website has links to forest pests and disease descriptions, identification and management options. 

MN DNR

Forages Crops Ag & Agronomy Reference Material

This website provides information on variety selection, growing, harvest and storage, planting and pest management for forages in Minnesota.

U of M Extension

Sugarbeets Crops Ag & Agronomy Reference Material

This website provides information on  growing sugarbeets and pest management for sugarbeets Minnesota.

U of M Extension

Small Grains Crops Ag & Agronomy Reference Material

This website provides information on crop and variety selection, growing, harvest and storage, planting and pest management for small grains in…

U of M Extension

Weed Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on weed identification, herbicides and herbicide resistance management.

U of M Extension

Sugarbeet Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on insects and diseases affecting sugarbeets.  

U of M Extension

Soybean Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on insects and diseases affecting soybean.

U of M Extension

Small Grain Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information about diseases and insects common to Minnesota small grain crops.

U of M Extension

Forage Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on alfalfa diseases and insects. 

U of M Extension

Corn Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on insects, diseases and nematodes affecting corn.

U of M Extension

Nutrient Management Module 6c: Phosphorus Loss Risk Assessment Practice Specific Webinar

Kelly Voigt, TTCP Training Conservationist, demonstrates the process to complete the Phosphorus Loss Risk Assessment worksheet.

TTCP

Tech Talk - Waste Facility Closure Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Craig Peterson, NRCS AE, and Patrick Schultz, TTCP Training Engineer, will provide a general discussion of topics related to the Waste Facility…

TTCP

Reviewing the 2020 Farm Economics to Make 2021 Decisions on the Farm Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

This session will review the farm economics for Minnesota farms in 2020 including COVID impacts and opportunities. Additionally, we will review…

TTCP

Your Insect Allies: Meet the Beneficial Insects that Control Crop Pests and Promote Soil Health Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Webinar

Join Karin Jokela, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, to get to know some of the most common beneficial insects above and…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Nutrient Management Module 13 - Nutrient Recommendations Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Dr. Daniel Kaiser, UMN Extension, discusses soil sampling and using the results when making fertilizer recommendations for phosphorus and…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 12 - Nutrient Recommendations 1 Part 2 Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Brad Carlson, Dr. Dan Kaiser, Anne Nelson, UofM Extension Educators presents an abbreviated Nitrogen Smart Course.  

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 12 - Nutrient Recommendations 1 Part 1 Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Brad Carlson, Dr. Dan Kaiser, Anne Nelson, UofM Extension Educators presents an abbreviated Nitrogen Smart Course.  

TTCP

Wetland Restoration Practice Specific Webinar

This training will enable field staff involved in project applications, the design, or the construction of wetland restorations to have a solid…

TTCP

Forestry Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Forestry Basics and Practices Video

Duane Fogard, American Bird Conservancy Forester,  from the  Duluth Field Office,  will lead us in a review of commonly used forest equipment that…

NRCS, ABC

Agronomy 101, Part 2 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

Part 2 of 2, This training is presented by Centrol Crop Consulting Agronomists Ian Olson and Ken Fransky.   They present information on soils in…

TTCP, Centrol Crop Consulting

Agronomy 101, Part 1 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

Part 1 of 2, This training is presented by Centrol Crop Consulting Agronomists Ian Olson and Ken Fransky.   They present information on soils in…

TTCP, Centrol Crop Consulting

Tech Talk: Tree/Shrub Establishment CPS 612 Practice Specific Video

This session will cover the use of Web Soil Survey to identify Conservation Tree/Shrub Groups and using the CTSG group spreadsheet to select…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Minnesota Natural Resource Atlas Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) GIS-GPS Webinar

Are you looking for a user friendly tool for visualizing and analyzing spatial data and information? If so, join Will Bartsch and Cindy Hagley,…

TTCP, NRRI

Tech Talk: Construction Inspection - Materials Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Construction Inspection Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from January 25, 2021. The fourth part of the Construction Inspection series, this session covers various details regarding…

TTCP

Tech Talk: HEC-HMS - Modeling a Grade Stabilization Structure Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from March 1, 2021,  A demonstration on how to use HEC-HMS to model a Grade Stabilization Structure.

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 11: Manure Sampling, Testing and Crediting Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Jeff King, NRCS Water Quality Specialist, describes the requirements for manure sampling and testing and how to calculate manure nutrient credits…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 5b: Nitrogen Loss Risk Assessment Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Kelly Voigt, TTCP Training Conservationist, demonstrates the process to complete the Field Nitrogen Loss Risk Assessment worksheet.

TTCP

Evolution of Bale Grazing Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Video

Farmer panel discussion on bale grazing. 

Covers & Co.

Winter Soil Health Virtual Series Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

The Minnesota Soil Health Coalition produced a series of webinars in January and February of 2021.  These five webinars are:  Webinar 1: Soil…

Minnesota Soil Health Coalition

GIS Training Videos Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) GIS-GPS Video

Mitch Brinks, TSA 1 GIS specialist has a Youtube channel with multiple training videos specific to soil and water conservation work.  

TSA 1

Multifunctional Shelterbelts: Considerations and Designs for Ecobuffers and Ecologically-based Farming Practice Specific Video

Mark Wonneck and Gary Bank  of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada discuss the benefits, functions and design considerations for woody vegetation "…

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Pollinator Friendly Multi-functional Windbreak Design Practice Specific Video

Mark Wonneck, of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada discusses the habitat requirements for pollinator species and how they can be considered and…

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Shelterbelt Renovation: Manitoba experience Practice Specific Video

Richard Warkentin of the Stanley Soil Management Association in Manitoba presents on their experience with shelterbelt renovations.

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Windbreak Renovation: North Dakota experience Practice Specific Video

Wells County (ND) SWCD Manager, Anne Ehni describes their experience with windbreak renovation.

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Renovation: Experiences in the Field Practice Specific Video

Video describes need for windbreak renovation, equipment and various techniques that can be used.  

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Assessment of Windbreak Condition and Indicators to Renovate Practice Specific Video

Steve Rasmussen, a National Forest Service District Forester presents on evaluating the condition of an existing windbreak to determine if it…

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges and Other Fodder for Thought Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

Recorded webinar from the Agroforestry in Action webinar series. Diane Mayerfeld presents information on Silvopasture -- progress, challenges and…

University of Missouri

Blowing Snow Control Tools Practice Specific Reference Material

University of Minnesota resources for design of Living Snow Fences.  This site includes a design tool, a video on how to run the design tool,  a…

UMN Extension

Tree Identification Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Plant ID Reference Material

University of Minnesota resources for the identification of trees: Tree Identification Cards that can be downloaded and printed, Beginners Guide…

UMN Extension

Climate Change and Adaptive Management for Agriculture Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

A supplemental video for the 2021 Soil Health and Sustainability. Discussion of the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the adaptive…

NRCS

It's All About Carbon: Building a Thriving Soil Biological Community Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

A supplemental video for the 2021 Soil Health and Sustainability. Dennis Chessman of NRCS gives a presentation on Soil Carbon at the 2018 National…

NRCS

Soil Health and Sustainability for Field Staff - Blended Delivery Module 5: Ecological Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Module 5 of 9 in the virtual portion of this blended training for 2021.  This training is designed to provide field-level conservationists and…

NRCS

Soil Health and Sustainability for Field Staff - Blended Delivery Module 4: Resource Concerns Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Module 4 of 9 in the virtual portion of this blended training for 2021.  This training is designed to provide field-level conservationists and…

NRCS

Soil Health and Sustainability for Field Staff - Blended Delivery Module 2: Soil Biology Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Module 2 of 9 in the virtual portion of this blended training for 2021.  This training is designed to provide field-level conservationists and…

NRCS

Soil Health and Sustainability for Field Staff - Blended Delivery Module 1: Intro to Soil Health Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Module 1 of 9 in the virtual portion of this blended training for 2021.  This training is designed to provide field-level conservationists and…

NRCS

Stream Visual Assessment Protocol 2 (SVAP 2) Core Competency (Matrix) Conservation Planning Online Course

Stream Visual Assessment Protocol 2 (SVAP2) introduces you to the process of visually assessing streams on working land. In this course, you’ll…

AgLearn

Using Basic Soil Survey Information in Conservation Planning Core Competency (Matrix) Conservation Planning Online Course

The goal of this course is to introduce you to several common soil properties and interpretations, the basics of map unit composition, and Web…

AgLearn

Using Planning Criteria in Conservation Planning Core Competency (Matrix) Conservation Planning Online Course

This course introduces you to NRCS planning criteria and their role in each phase of the Nine Steps of Conservation Planning. You will learn about…

AgLearn