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
TechTalk Replay: Nutrient Management Module 9 Nutrient Management Webinar

Patrick Schultz, TTCP Training Engineer, will discuss the planning criteria, site information, and details needing to be inventoried for both…

TTCP

TeckTalk Replay: HydroCAD Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Hydrology Webinar

Amanda Deans, BWSR Regional Training Engineer, will demonstrate a simple HydroCAD model.  She will be using the same simple drainage area from the…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Evaluating Seed Mixes Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from June 22, 2020. Karin Jokela reviews pollinator habitat requirements and considerations, and goes on to evaluate several…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: HEC-HMS Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Hydrology Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from June 15, 2020. Amanda Deans demonstrates the use of HEC-HMS. Amanda models a simple drainage area and compare the discharge…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Nutrient Management Module 3: Using Spatial Layers for Sensitive Features Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from June 8, 2020. Laurie Svien reviews the sensitive features spatial layers, Agronomy Tech Note 32, and other resources used to…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 1: Orientation to Minnesota's Nutrient Management Training Series Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

This webinar is the first in Minnesota's nutrient management training series. It includes a review of soil fertility concepts, overarching…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Pasture Condition Scoresheet Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from June 1, 2020. Lance Smith (NRCS) and Jeff Duchene (NRCS) review the purpose and applicability of pasture scoring in pasture…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 2: Planning for Sensitive Features Nutrient Management Practice Specific Reference Material

This self-paced material regarding sensitive features for nutrient management planning includes:

  • What are the resource concerns?…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Vegetative and CRP Stand Evaluation Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from May 18, 2020. Laurie Svien and Jim Fritz review the use of Agronomy Tech Note 17 and CRP Note 125 in vegetative and CRP…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Livestock Shelter Structure Livestock Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from May 11, 2020. Lance Smith, Jeff Duchene, and Mike Krcmarik review the new Livestock Shelter Structure (PS576) information.…

NRCS

What Environmental Health Professionals Need to Know About Wells Core Competency (Matrix) Water Quality Basics Webinar

This webinar recording discusses private well topics that environmental health professionals might encounter in the field. The webinar will cover…

privatewellclass.org

Soil Health Test for Monitoring Midwest Soils Soil Soil Health and Management Webinar

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Eileen Kladivko from Purdue University presents “Soil Health Tests for Monitoring Midwest…

Soil Health Nexus

Tech Talk Replay: Forestry Resource Concerns Forestry Forestry Basics and Practices Webinar

Tech Talk replay from May 4, 2020. Celie Borndal, NRCS State Forester, reviews common forestry resource concerns and planning criteria.

NRCS

Soils Training Resources Soil Reference Material

This is a collection of video, webinar, and presentation training resources related to soils: mapping, classification, interpretations, GIS data,…

NRCS

Tech Talk Reply: PTMApp Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) PTMApp Webinar

Tech Talk replay from April 27, 2020. Matt Drewitz reviews the use and features of the Prioritize Target Measure Application (PTMApp).

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Engineering Field Tools (EFT) Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk replay from April 20, 2020. Aaron Peter demonstrates the use of the Engineering Field Tools (EFT) in waterway design.

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Cover Crop Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk replay from April 13, 2020. Laurie Svien reviews PS340 Cover Crop, Agronomy Tech Note 33, online cover crop resources, and completing…

TTCP

Our Groundwater Connection: Contamination Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Water Quality Basics Video

Groundwater education video created by Anoka SWCD in collaboration with the Anoka Co. Water Resource Outreach Collaborative.

Anoka SWCD

Our Groundwater Connection Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Water Quality Basics Video

Groundwater education video created by Anoka SWCD in collaboration with the Anoka Co. Water Resource Outreach Collaborative.

Anoka SWCD

Tech Talk: Critical Area Planting Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk replay from April 6, 2020. Kelly Voigt reviews the PS342 Critical Area Planting Implementation Requirements and examples.

TTCP

Prairie Pod Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators

The link brings you to a series of podcasts about restoration and management of prairie.  The Prairie Pod communicates the science surrounding…

MN DNR

Seeding and Planting Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

This course will review seeding and planting equipment used in a corn/soybean setting.

NRCS

Seeding and Planting Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Online Course

This course will review seeding and planting equipment used in a corn/soybean setting.

NRCS

Topic 4, Module 12: Using Field Indicators to Assess Long-term Hydrology Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on potential uses of Field Indicators of Hydric Soils to assess hydrologic characteristics of individual wetlands.  This module…

ASWM

Topic 4, Module 11: Using Soils for Mitigation, Voluntary Restoration and Creation Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on how wetland professionals can use soil science principles in onsite decision making for work in the areas of wetland…

ASWM

Topic 4, Module 10: Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on using the NTCHS Indicators of Hydric Soils (Version 7.0) for onsite decision making about soils in the field. This module…

ASWM

Topic 3, Module 9: HGM and Hydric Soils Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on the Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) system and hydric soils. The classification of wetlands in the HGM system is based on landscape…

ASWM

Topic 3, Module 8: Problematic Landscapes and Parent Materials Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on problematic landscapes and parent materials.  Most hydric soils exhibit certain common morphological characteristics that…

ASWM

Topic 3, Module 7: Landscapes and Hydric Soil Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on typical hydric soil morphologies associated with major wetland types-tidal marshes, peat bogs, perennially-inundated swamps…

ASWM

Topic 2, Module 6: The Hydric Soil Technical Standard Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on the Hydric Soil Technical Standard.  The Hydric Soil Technical Standard (HSTS) provides a quantitative method of determining…

ASWM

Topic 2, Module 5: Hydric Soil Functions Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

The module focuses on wetland functions attributed directly to hydric soils. Functions are the biological, chemical, and physical processes that…

ASWM

Topic 2, Module 4: Redox Reactions and Redoximorphic Features Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

This module begins with a review of redox reactions and redoximorphic features. Reduction and concurrent oxidation (redox) are the dominant…

ASWM

Topic 1, Module 3: Describing Soil Color for Hydric Soils Determinations Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

This module focuses on describing soil color.  Soil color and the color patterns in soil can tell you a lot about the soil. It is an especially…

ASWM

Topic 1, Module 2: Soil Texture and Structure Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

This module focuses on two physical soil properties --- texture and structure. Soil texture describes the relative proportions of sand, silt, and…

ASWM

Topic 1, Module 1: The five factors of Soil Formation and Horizonation vs. Simple Processes Wetland Wetland Soils Webinar

This module will cover both the five factors of formation and horizonation vs. simple processes.  The module presentation will begin with a review…

ASWM

Resource Concerns and Planning Criteria Core Competency (Matrix) Webinar

This is a recorded webinar that covers the 2020 resource concerns and planning criteria.

TTCP

Webinar 9: Dealing with Changing Weather Patterns in Wetland Restoration Planning Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wetland ID & Ecology Basics Webinar

This is the ninth webinar, delivered in 4 segments, in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series. The webinar…

ASWM and NRCS

Webinar 8: What are the Choices and Benefits? Matching Objectives to Programs and Getting Additional Help Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wetland ID & Ecology Basics Webinar

This is the eighth webinar, delivered in 5 segments, in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series. The webinar…

ASWM and NRCS

Webinar 7: How to Talk About Wetlands with Landowners Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wetland ID & Ecology Basics Webinar

This is the seventh webinar, delivered in 3 segments, in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series.

ASWM and NRCS

Webinar 6: Identifying Resource Concerns and Determining Landowner Objectives Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wetland ID & Ecology Basics Webinar

This is the sixth webinar, delivered in 3 segments, in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series.  

ASWM and NRCS

EFT Reference Materials Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Practice Specific Reference Material

These documents support EFT Terrace and Waterway design tools (TDT and WDT).  They include workflows to prepare data for import into EFT and…

TTCP

Basic Hydrology - Modules Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Hydrology Webinar

This video is a recording of the morning portion of the 2018-2019 TTCP Basic Hydrology class PowerPoints.  It covers the science of hydrology,…

TTCP

EFT Preferences Practice Design Practice Specific Video

This video shows how to import preferences, and the "why" behind most of the preferences (i.e. default values) used in EFT in MN.  It also…

TTCP

Webinar 5: Dealing with Reality: How to Work with Wetlands in Altered Landscapes Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wetland ID & Ecology Basics Webinar

This is the fifth webinar, delivered in 5 segments, in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series. The webinar…

ASWM and NRCS

Webinar 4: Wetland Ecology for Planners: Examples of Variation Across the United States Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wetland ID & Ecology Basics Webinar

This is the fourth webinar, delivered in 4 segments, in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series. The webinar…

ASWM and NRCS

Soil Health & Sustainability for Field Staff Training Resources Soil Soil Health and Management Reference Material

A compilation of recorded webinars and other resources provided as part of the Soil Health and Sustainability for Field Staff training in 2019.…

TTCP

Tillage Implements Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

A review of tools for estimating erosion, primary and secondary tillage equipment, and the effects of the equipment on erosion calculations, SCI…

NRCS

How to use Haney Tests Soil Soil Health and Management Webinar

The Haney test tries to assess biological activity in your soil. The results include many different metrics representing microbial activity and…

UMN

Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Webinar 8 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

This is the final session of an eight-session webinar series.  This session will focus on how agencies and NGOs can benefit from, and contribute…

NRCS

Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Webinar 7 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

This is the seventh session of an eight-session webinar series.   This session will focus on how agencies and NGOs can benefit from, and…

NRCS