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
Improving Restorations Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

Wondering how to get the most out of your next ecological restoration project? Extension and the Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluation Program are…

UMN Extension

CPS 595 Integrated Pest Management Implementation Requirements Demonstration Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Adam Reed, Regional Agronomist with NRCS, demonstrates the use of the Integrated Pest Management Implementation Requirements worksheet.  The…

TTCP

A World Without Soil Soil Health and Management Video

Participants in this session will learn why soil is an essential part of the Earth’s ability to feed the world's population and it is key to…

USDA NRCS Soil Health Division

Tech Talk: Early Successional Habitat Management for Wildlife Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

Jacob Granfors, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, and Garett Christiansen, NRCS Forester, discuss open landscapes, early…

TTCP, PF

2022 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference - Ecosystem Services and Carbon Markets Soil Health and Management Video

This session provides a comprehensive overview of things farmers should know and consider when navigating the rapidly evolving space of carbon and…

WI NRCS & UW-Madison

2022 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference - Creating Opportunities for In-Season Manure Soil Health and Management Video

In Wisconsin, we’re fortunate to have manure as a natural fertilizer. A panel of farmers discuss their experiences (the how) on maximizing the…

WI NRCS & UW-Madison

2022 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference - Adaptive Rye Management Soil Health and Management Video

During this session, our panel of experienced farmers walks through how planting rye fits into their system and the importance of adaptive rye…

WI NRCS & UW-Madison

2022 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference - Planting Green Soil Health and Management Video

Systematic approaches to establishing covers, planter setups, termination techniques, agronomic concerns when converting from conventional tillage…

WI NRCS & UW-Madison

Tech Talk: Forage Harvest Management (CPS 511) Livestock Practice Specific Webinar

In this Tech Talk Jeff Duchene (NRCS Grazing Specialist, NW Area) and Morgan Kauth (NRCS Grazing Specialist, SW Area) discuss an overview of…

TTCP

Strategic Farming: Taming your fertility and weed management input costs Nutrient Management Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Join our nutrient management and weed management specialists in this final webinar of the series. We will look ahead to 2022 and discuss how to…

UMN Extension

Tech Talk: Drought Planning for Pasture and Forage Management Livestock Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

During this session Eric Mousel, UMN Extension, focuses on the impact of the 2021 drought on pasture and forage production in 2022. Eric will…

TTCP

Long-term Effect of Cover Crops on Soil Health Crop Yield Soil Health and Management Webinar

Tune into this Digital Cafe to hear from Dr. Inderjot Chahal with the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Guelph. Dr. Chalal will…

Soil Health Nexus

Using Legumes to Supply Crop Nitrogen While Also Reaping Benefits for Soil Health Soil Health and Management Webinar

Join to learn how to reduce nitrogen need by incorporating legumes into your rotation. Using leguminous cover crops provides multiple below ground…

USDA NRCS Soil Health Division

Effective Cover Cropping - Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk Soil Health and Management Webinar

Bringing forward information and data from several years and data from assorted research locations, Dr. Gruver discusses both gains and hurdles in…

USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Prairie Strips & Conservation Programs Planning Webinar

Paul Mugge and Tim Youngquist come together to share their passion for integrating conservation practices into their family farms through prairie…

Practical Farmers of Iowa

Strategic Farming: Let's talk drought effects on insect pest pressure Pest Management Webinar

Drought effects on insect pest pressure: What might 2022 look like? Join Dr. Ian MacRae, Extension entomologist, and Bruce Potter, Extension IPM…

UMN Extension

Strategic Farming: Let's talk small grains Crops Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Small grains management update. Join Dr. Jochum Wiersma, Extension small grains specialist, when we address production agronomics, variety…

UMN Extension

Strategic Farming: Let's talk tar spot of corn Pest Management Webinar

Tar spot of corn: Status and options for this rising issue. Join Drs. Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist, and Nathan Kleczewski, plant…

UMN Extension

8th Annual Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference (2022) Nutrient Management Video

Learn about the latest nitrogen management research including: N and irrigation mgmt, N mgmt on drained/undrained soils, reducing nitrous oxide…

MAWRC, U of M Extension, MN Department of Agriculture

14th Annual Nutrient Management Conference (2022) Nutrient Management Video

Learn about the latest nitrogen management research including: timing of P application, managing fertilizer inputs for optimal profit/risks, 4R…

MAWRC, U of M Extension, MN Department of Agriculture

Tech Talk: Pasture and Hay Planting - Species Selection Livestock Practice Specific Webinar

During this session Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Specialist, covers:

  • Characteristics of common species that…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Pasture and Hay Planting - Practice Standard Livestock Practice Specific Webinar

During this session Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Specialist, discusses:

  • An overview of Conservation Practice…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Tree and Shrub Site Preparation (CPS 490) Practice Specific Webinar

This Tech Talk is about tree/shrub site preparation (CPS 490) and tree/shrub planting methods. This session includes a discussion of planning…

TTCP

Filter Strip (CPS 393) Practice Specific Webinar

Filter strips are an area of herbaceous vegetation that are designed to reduce sediment, suspended solids, nutrients, dissolved contaminants and…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Tree and Shrub Establishment Practice (CPS 612) Practice Specific Webinar

In this session Callie Bertsch, NRCS State Forester, and Kelly Voigt, TTCP Training Conservationist, cover Tree/Shrub Establishment practice (CPS…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Overview of Agrichemical Handling Facilities Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

This session includes an overview of the Agrichemical Handling Facility (CPS 309) practice. What the resource concerns are, design tools and…

TTCP

RIM Working Lands Easement Program Training Easements Funding Request/Applications Webinar

This is a recording of the RIM Working Lands easement program webinar training session from 2/24/2022. Training for this new pilot program focused…

BWSR

Basic CAD and Civil 3D Training Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) CAD Webinar

These are the recordings from the February 2022 Basic CAD training. The intended audience is conservation staff with little CAD experience. The…

TTCP

On-Farm Research Explores Cover Crops, Manure, Nitrogen & Returns Nutrient Management Soil Health and Management Webinar

Woody Van Arkel and Cameron Ogilvie shared results of and experience with on-farm research at Woody’s farm. Research explored different cover…

Practical Farmers of Iowa

Tech Talk: Conservation Drainage Designs and Systems Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Water Quality Basics Webinar

Mark Dittrich and Jeppe Hjaersgaard, both with MDA, discuss drainage and conservation focusing on the human dimension of conservation. What’s…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Day 2 (Module 21) Nutrient Management Webinar

This is a replay of the Nutrient Management Training held on February 9, 2022.

Part 1: Soil Test and UM Recommendations

Part 2:…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Day 1 (Module 20) Nutrient Management Webinar

This is a replay of the Nutrient Management Training held on February 7, 2022.

Part 1: Water Quality Overview and Concerns in Minnesota…

TTCP

Strategic Farming: Let's talk cover crops! Soil Health and Management Webinar

Cover crops: Termination timing and planting green. Timing can mean a lot when it comes to cover crops. Join Drs. Anna Cates, State Soil Health…

UMN Extension

Strategic Farming: New Findings with Sulfur Fertility Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Sulfur might be considered a secondary nutrient, but it is essential for crop production. Join UMN Extension nutrient management specialists as…

UMN Extension

Farming with Soil Life Soil Soil Health and Management Video

This presentation is part of our Farming with Soil Life online short course and covers some of the main groups of soil invertebrates, how to…

Xerces Society

High-Producing Organic No-Till Soil Soil Health and Management Webinar

High-producing organic no-till has long been identified as the Holy Grail of soil health. Join Brett Israel for an evening of sharing as he…

Practical Farmers of Iowa

Quantifying Soil Health: Where are we now? Soil Soil Health and Management Webinar

The January edition of the Soil health Digital Cafe series will feature Dr. Jordon Wade who will be discussing soil health measurement and the…

Soil Health Nexus

Compliance Matters: NEPA and "Environmental Evaluation" at NRCS Core Competency (Matrix) Conservation Planning Webinar

Join us as we discuss why environmental compliance matters and learn how it works at NRCS including introduction to laws and legal basics,…

conservationwebinars.net

Connecting the Dots from Soil to Human Health Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Join to explore linkages between soil, environmental, and human health. How does soil influence human health? This presentation will explore…

conservationwebinars.net

Research and Innovation in Organic AgTech Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about innovative technologies that can be used in organic production systems. This webinar will explore new and…

conservationwebinars.net

Tech Talk: Sheep and Goat Grazing and Browsing for Native Restorations Livestock Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

Audrey Lomax, MNL, presents on ecological restoration projects. Audrey highlights specific case studies and goes in depth on the use of goats in…

TTCP

Hydrology & Hydraulics Training Series Hydrology

This is a collection of trainings, video replays, and information pertaining to the engineering skills hydrology and…

TTCP

The Nobel Conference 2018 - Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot Soil Soil Health and Management Video

Scoop up some soil in your hands and consider there are more organisms in that handful of soil than humans who have ever lived. Soil is a living…

Gustavus Adolphus College

Economics of Soil Health Systems in Minnesota Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

The Soil Health Institute and Cargill conducted this project to provide farmers with the economics information they need when deciding whether to…

Soil Health Institute, Cargill

Tech Talk: Basic Survey Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Surveying Webinar

The goal of this training is to be familiar with terms and procedures, recognize features of different equipment, and make you more comfortable…

TTCP

Forced Aeration with Preprocessing Mortality Composting Systems Under Practice Standard 316 Practice Specific Webinar

This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of composting and how preprocessing of carcasses combined with forced aeration of the piles optimizes…

Conservation Webinars

Composting - Animal Mortality Practice Specific Webinar

The webinar will provide viewers with an understanding of the principles of successful composting of animal mortality in routine and emergency…

Conservation Webinars

Engineering Boot Camp: Animal Waste Practices Practice Specific Webinar

Mike Krcmarik, NRCS Ag Engineer, provides an overview of several ag waste related practices and example scenarios to help decide in practice…

NRCS

Teaching Soil Health from a Soil Pit Soil Soil Health and Management Webinar

Part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Deann Presley of Kansas State University presents “Teaching Soil Health from a Soil Pit”.…

Soil Health Nexus

Can We Quantify Soil Biological Activity Without a Lab? Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series. Join Dr. Amy Schmidt and Karla Melgar from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln to learn how to…

Soil Health Nexus