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
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 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 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

Using WIN-PST for Conservation Planning Core Competency (Matrix) Conservation Planning Online Course

This course introduces you to the Windows Pesticide Screening Tool (WIN-PST). You will learn what the tool is and how to run it. You will also…

AgLearn

2021 Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Video presentations from the 7th Annual Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference February 9th, 2021

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Sustainable Crop Rotations with Cover Crops Practice Specific Reference Material

Cover crops offer many benefits for agriculture that include erosion control; reduced compaction and nutrient leaching; increased water…

Ohio State University

Managing Cover Crops Profitably Practice Specific Reference Material

Managing Cover Crops Profitably, Third Edition, was published in 2007 by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)…

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

Tech Talk - Waterway Out of Bank flow design in EFT Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

TTCP Training Engineer Aaron Peter will use the Engineering Field Tools software to demonstrate how to incorporate and calculate out-of-bank flows…

TTCP

Applying Skills We’ve Learned to Manure Management Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join us as we cover…

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Proficiency Exam - Conservation Economics Conservation Planning Reference Material

This proficiency exam verifies competency to satisfy the conservation planner designation requirement of the Economics of Conservation Planning…

TTCP

Tech Talk - Prescribed Grazing (CPS528) and CSP 528 Enhancements Livestock Webinar

What livestock management is needed to meet the Prescribed Grazing Standard? What are the requirements to meet the CSP Prescribed Grazing…

TTCP

Tech Talk - Scheduling Prescribed Grazing Practices Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems

Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Lands Specialist, reviews the recommended order of installing facilitating practices for prescribed grazing. He reviews…

TTCP

Rules and Tools About Manure Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join us as we cover…

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Tile Drainage in Minnesota and Wisconsin: What We Know From Edge-of-Field Monitoring and Practical Management Implications for Farmers Core Competency (Matrix) Water Quality Basics Video

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join us as we cover…

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Groundwater Protection Rule and How it Affects Farming and N Management Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join us as we cover…

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Latest Resources on Soil Health Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join us as we cover…

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Edge-of-Field Water Quality and How It Can Help Us In A Changing Climate Core Competency (Matrix) Water Quality Basics Video

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join us as we cover…

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Mitigating Climate Change Through the Soil Carbon Sponge Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to bring to you a virtual conference series this winter. Join us as we cover…

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Hot Topics in Weed Management: Putting the pieces together Practice Specific Video

With the multitude of crop herbicide resistant trait packages available, chemical weed control has become more complicated, especially as…

UMN Extension 

Cover Crops: Matching your management strategies and goals Practice Specific Video

There are a number of important considerations when deciding which cover crops fit best with your operation. In this webinar, we discuss U of MN…

UMN Extension 

A Back to Basics Approach for Nutrient Management Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Fertilizer can separate the most profitable producers from the rest of the pack.  While fertilizer is a critical component for high yields,…

UMN Extension 

Herbicide Trait Technology: What to Use When, Where and How Practice Specific Video

Where does it make most sense to use certain herbicide tolerance traits? What are some of the things you should consider when using them? Learn…

UMN Extension 

Soybean Variety Selection Crops Ag & Agronomy Video

What criteria should you use when selecting a soybean variety? How do the economics pencil out for different soybean maturities in your area? What…

UMN Extension 

Corn Hybrid Selection Crops Ag & Agronomy Video

What criteria should you used when selecting a corn hybrid? How do hybrid maturities affect your bottom line? What about hybrid selection and…

UMN Extension 

Tech Talk: What Do I Need to Run HEC-HMS or HydroCAD? Hydrology Webinar

If you watched either of the Intro to HEC-HMS or Intro to HydroCAD Tech Talks and wondered "But how do I obtain the information I need to enter…

TTCP

Tech Talk: 2020 IDP Results Webinar

What happens to your Individual Development Plan information once you put it in eLINK? Join the TTCP staff to learn how IDP data is used to…

TTCP

One Watershed, One Plan: Making Choices to Show Results Planning Video
Accountability is a key element of Minnesota’s…

BWSR

One Watershed, One Plan: A Brief History of Water Management in Minnesota Planning Video
One Watershed, One Plan is built on a foundation…

BWSR