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
RIM Easement Title Insurance Training Webinar Easements Funding Request/Applications Webinar

This is a recording of the RIM easement title insurance training webinar session from 11/18/2020.

BWSR

Tech Talk: HY-8 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Hydraulics Webinar

Elizabeth Oolman, NRCS H&H Engineer, discuss everything culverts. This session covers culvert basics, how to design a culvert using a…

TTCP

RIM Integrating Clean Water and Habitat (1W1P) Easement Program Training Easements Funding Request/Applications Webinar

This is a recording of the RIM Integrating Clean Water and Habitat (1W1P) easement program webinar training session from 1/25/2023. Training for…

BWSR

MinnFARM Training Livestock Online Course

MinnFARM is a computer model, built in Excel, used to estimate runoff potential from open feedlots. It provides a compliance indicator (a simple "…

UMN Extension

Organic Training Series Session 2: Organic Certification Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

This training series is intended to provide an introduction to organic systems, including basic principles of organic production; the organic…

NRCS

Tech Talk: Native Vegetation Guidelines and BWSR Programs: Decision-making for Successful Projects Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

This Tech Talk highlights the revisions to the Native Vegetation Establishment and Enhancement Guidelines including:
•    A walk-through of…

TTCP, BWSR

Silvopasture - What It Is and What It Is Not Agroforestry Webinar

Join us as we introduce Conservation Practice Standard 381, Silvopasture, and how is it used by NRCS. Experts will describe in detail what is…

NRCS Science and Technology

Organic Training Series Session 1: Introduction to Organic Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

This training series is intended to provide an introduction to organic systems, including basic principles of organic production; the organic…

NRCS

Prairies and Landscape Change: Notes from the Underground Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Restoring prairie from cropland has well-known benefits to soil health – at least to the soil directly underneath the prairie.  How might prairie…

Soil Health Nexus

Biological Nutrient Management: Best Organic Practices for Soil Fertility and Resource Stewardship Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Join us for this webinar during which we will discuss biological nutrient management in organic agriculture using a resource-conserving approach…

USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Dollar 2022 Webinar Series: Livestock and Manure Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Fertilizer Dollar is a 4-part webinar series where participants can join academic, extension and grower experts to…

OMAFRA

Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Webinar

This webinar series was developed by the Forest Ecology Working Group to increase the understanding and integration of forest ecology, applied…

USFWS

Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Habitat: Small Urban Farms and Community Spaces Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

Urban landscapes are diverse and can provide unique habitat opportunities for pollinators and other beneficial invertebrates. However, habitat…

Xerces

Pollinators in the Woods? The Place of Wild Bees in a Changing Forested Landscape Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

Come join Kass Urban-Mead, Xerces Pollinator Conservation Specialist, NRCS Partner Biologist, for an adventure exploring how wild bees use the…

Xerces

Saving Great Plains Grasslands: Rangeland Management for Pollinators and Plant Diversity Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Video

Grasslands in the Great Plains, and elsewhere, are rapidly disappearing. Grasslands provide critical habitat for a variety of wildlife, including…

Xerces

Foundations of Forest Wildlife Habitat Management Lecture Series Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

This 5-part focused lecture series introduces the fundamental principles of forest habitat management. The series is taught by Brenda McComb,…

USFWS

Forests for the Birds: Conserving America's Forest Birds Webinar Series Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Forest Ecology Working Group, National Conservation Training Center, and Migratory Bird Program developed a…

USFWS

2022 Tech Talks Webinar

Tech Talks is a online training series organized by the Technical Training and Certification Program. Rotating speakers cover a wide variety of…

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Cover Crop FAQs Soil Health and Management Webinar

The Strategic Farming webinar series will provide up to date, research based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for…

UMN Extension

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Weed Management and Herbicide Resistance Pest Management Webinar

The Strategic Farming webinar series will provide up to date, research based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for…

UMN Extension

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Biologicals in Corn and Soybean Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

The Strategic Farming webinar series will provide up to date, research based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for…

UMN Extension

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Semi Dwarf Corn and SCN Breeding Efforts Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

The Strategic Farming webinar series will provide up to date, research based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for…

UMN Extension

Soil Health Management Systems: Using NRCS Practice Standards Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Participate in this webinar to learn about the four soil health planning principles and associated practices that help comprise a Soil Health…

USDA NRCS 

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Dollar 2022 Webinar Series: Field Crops Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Fertilizer Dollar is a 4-part webinar series where participants can join academic, extension and grower experts to…

OMAFRA

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Dollar 2022 Webinar Series: Horticulture Crops Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Fertilizer Dollar is a 4-part webinar series where participants can join academic, extension and grower experts to…

OMAFRA

Soil Life in Organic Farming: The Role of Soil Organisms in Soil Health and Resource Conservation Soil Health and Management Video

Join us for this webinar during which soil life in organic agriculture and the role of soil organisms, such as macro-and micro-fauna, including…

USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Establishing Pollinator Habitat on Organic Farms Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Video

This webinar discusses how to establish effective pollinator habitats on farmland, especially when enhancing organic operations. The webinar goes…

Xerces, MOSES, WI Land + Water

Tech Talk: Side Inlet Planning and Design Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Join Patrick Schultz and Aaron Peter, TTCP engineers, as they cover planning and design criteria for Side Water Inlets (SWI’s). SWI’s are an…

TTCP

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Dollar 2022 Webinar Series: Overview – The Science of N, the N Cycle, and Emissions Soil Health and Management Video

Maximizing Your Nitrogen Fertilizer Dollar is a 4-part webinar series where participants can join academic, extension and grower experts to…

OMAFRA

Soils as a Service Webinar Series: Know Your Biology Soil Health and Management Webinar

Following Dr. White’s discussion, we’re joined by Drs. Rick and Liz Haney, along with Lance Gunderson, founder of Regen Ag Lab. Over the one-hour…

MyLand Company

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Climate Factors and Nitrogen Management Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

The Strategic Farming webinar series will provide up to date, research based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for…

UMN Extension

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Corn Insects Pest Management Webinar

The Strategic Farming webinar series will provide up to date, research based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for…

UMN Extension

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Weather, Economics and Supply Chains Ag & Agronomy Webinar

The Strategic Farming webinar series will provide up to date, research based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for…

UMN Extension

RIM Wetlands Easement Program Training Easements Funding Request/Applications Webinar

BWSR

Cover Crop Profitability Soil Health and Management Video

How long does it take for cover crops to become profitable? Join us for next week's Digital Café where Dr. Rob Myers of University of Missouri…

Soil Health Nexus

Soils as a Service Webinar Series: Farming Microbes Soil Health and Management Webinar

For this webinar, we’ll revisit the ability of soil to supply the nutrients plants need to reach their genetic potential. Dr. James White, Rutgers…

MyLand Company

Urban Agriculture 101 - Part 2: Supporting Urban and Innovative Agriculture through Production, Conservation and Risk Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

FPAC agencies implement programs designed to mitigate the significant risks of farming through crop insurance, conservation programs, farm safety…

USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Why "Organic" Matters - Soil Organic Matter, Soil Health and USDA-Certified Organic Farming Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Join us as we discuss the history of organic farming in parallel to the history of soil conservation with a focus on soil health and soil organic…

USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Challenges and Opportunities in Organic Urban Agriculture Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about production and marketing challenges and opportunities for farming organically in urban environments. Organic…

USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Soil Health Practices and Water Behavior and Efforts to Quantify Soil Function Soil Health and Management Webinar

Soil health is defined in terms of soil function, and some of the most important functions are related to water-holding and water infiltration.…

Soil Health Nexus/UMN MOSH

Climate Adaptation for Forest-Dependent Wildlife Webinar Series Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

This 12-part monthly webinar series will explore forest ecosystems and their composition and structure under a changing climate, and the influence…

USFWS

Ash Management Overview Forest Ecology and Management Online Course

An overview of the MNDNR's efforts regarding the management of ash dominated stands on state lands in Minnesota in response to Emerald Ash Borer.…

MLEP, MNDNR

How do crop advisors do conservation?  Soil Health and Management Webinar

Ever wondered how to engage the private ag consulting world on soil conservation practices? Tune in to a webinar from the Minnesota Office for…

UMN Minnesota Office for Soil Health

Windbreak Short Course: Day 2 Practice Specific Webinar

A recording of a virtual windbreak short course for Nebraska:

  • Part 1: Ritch Nelson: Using the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide for…

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Windbreak Short Course: Day 1 Practice Specific Webinar

A recording of a virtual windbreak short course for Nebraska:

  • Part 1: Bruce Wight: Wind Protection Needs Past and Present

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Adaptive Silvicultural Experiments in Midwestern Hardwood Forests: Examples from Floodplains and Oak-dominated Uplands Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Webinar

Join Drs. Miranda Curzon and Marcella Windmuller-Campione as they discuss their work on two Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC)…

SFEC, UMN

Forest Pests and Diseases Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Reference Material

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

UMN

Minnesota Forest Health Highlights from 2021 Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Video

Each year, the Minnesota DNR Forest Health team conducts both aerial assessments and on-the-ground monitoring to assess the health of the state’s…

SFEC, MN DNR

What’s at risk? Implications of climate change on forests and options for adaptation Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Video

Climate change is altering forest ecosystems, with many changes expected by the end of the 21st century. Forests vary widely, and not all forests…

US Forest Service

Tech Talk: Prairie Strips Part 2: Addressing Pesticide Risks to Pollinators Pollinators Practice Specific Webinar

Emily May and Karin Jokela from the Xerces Society present on pesticide risks to pollinators in habitat near cropland, including field research on…

TTCP