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.

Online Learning
This table displays Online Learning opportunities and details.
Training calendar
Title Subject Skill Format Description Source
Groundwater Basics for Resource Managers Water Quality Basics Online Course

Groundwater Basics is an online course for independent learning. You will learn fundamentals of groundwater science and principles for…

UMN

Tech Talk: Fertilizer Additives (Nutrient Management Module 17) Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Fabian Fernandez, Nutrient Management Specialist from the University of Minnesota discusses fertilizer additives.  Watch this session to learn…

TTCP, U of M

Tech Talk: Placing Habitat with a Purpose Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

BJ Werk, Precision Ag and Conservation Specialist with Pheasants Forever, talks about the precision application of conservation on marginal…

TTCP

Cover Crops: Why grow a crop you don't sell? Practice Specific Webinar

Cover crops are increasingly popular, but can they be profitable in the first year? And what's the true cost of cover crop adoption? In this…

NRCS

Cover Crop Economics Decision Support Tool Practice Specific Webinar

As cover crops gain attention and focus, questions are moving from agronomics to economics. This presentation centers on a spreadsheet-based…

Conservation Technology Information Center

Economic and decision barriers to soil health practice adoption: A role for public policy? Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Farmers have long had the goal of managing land for use by future generations. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to increase…

USDA Economists and CFARE

Soil Health Pays Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

A farm’s profitability depends on many factors – but reducing yield variability is a key component. Mitchell County farmer Wayne Fredericks and…

Practical Farmers of Iowa

What are the Economic, Water Quality and Climate Impacts of Soil Health? Soil Health Successful Farmer Case Studies Tell the Story Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Participate in this webinar to learn about the overarching economic findings across six crop farmers and two almond growers related to changes in…

NRCS, American Farmland Trust

Agronomic and Economic Consideration for the Business Cass of Adopting Soil Health Management Systems Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Participants will learn agricultural production factors along combination with economic considerations for evaluating profitability of adopting…

NRCS, Soil Health Institute

Integrating Economics into Conservation Planning (Phase I, Webinar #4) Conservation Planning Webinar

This 3-phase, webinar-based training series is designed to teach basic principles of conservation economics to enable participants to integrate…

NRCS

Economic Awareness and Risk (Phase I, Webinar #3) Conservation Planning Webinar

This 3-phase, webinar-based training series is designed to teach basic principles of conservation economics to enable participants to integrate…

NRCS

The Social Science of Conservation (Phase I, Webinar #2) Conservation Planning Webinar

This 3-phase, webinar-based training series is designed to teach basic principles of conservation economics to enable participants to integrate…

NRCS

Introduction to Conservation Economics (Phase 1, Webinar #1) Conservation Planning Webinar

This 3-phase, webinar-based training series is designed to teach basic principles of conservation economics to enable participants to integrate…

NRCS

Tech Talk: Riparian Herbaceous Cover or Riparian Forest Buffer? Practice Specific Webinar

Shannon Carpenter, NRCS State Water Quality Specialist, reviews the Riparian Herbaceous Cover (CPS 390) and Riparian Forest Buffer (CPS 391). This…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Connecting High Tunnels to Soil Health Practice Specific Webinar

Shannon Carpenter, NRCS, and Julie Grossman, UMN provide an overview of the High Tunnel practice standard (CPS 325), review different types of…

TTCP, UMN

Ag 101: Session 2 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Ian Olson and Ken Fransky of Centrol Crop Consulting present on precision agricultural technology and economics.

TTCP, Centrol

Tech Talk: Well System Investigation Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Patrick Schultz, TTCP Engineer, walks through the steps for investigating a residential well system for the purposes of gathering data for…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Windbreak Planning Considerations Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

This session includes an overview of the Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (CPS 380) practice standard and some of the additional planning…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Soil Data Viewer Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) GIS-GPS Webinar

Matt Baltes, NRCS State GIS Coordinator, will demonstrate how to download SSURGO soils data from Web Soil Survey and import it into ArcMap. Matt…

TTCP

Seed Calculator Tool Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Online Course

This course is the fourth and final module in the ATN 31 series, and it provides instructions on the use of the Seed Calculator Tool for…

TTCP

Seeding Considerations and Evaluations Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Online Course

This course is the third module in the ATN 31 series, and it covers companion crops, temporary cover, weed control, and fertilizer and lime…

TTCP

Seed and Seeding Methods Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Online Course

This course is the second module in the ATN 31 series, and it describes the different methods for seedbed preparation and seeding and covers…

TTCP

Introduction to Agronomy Tech Note #31 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Online Course

Agronomy Technical Note #31 (ATN31) is used as a guide for the establishment of native and introduced plantings of herbaceous vegetation for the…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Windbreak Fundamentals Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Gary Wyatt (UMN Extension) provides an overview of Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (CPS380) practice and the windbreak design elements: height…

TTCP, U of M

Tech Talk: Environmental Markets 101 Webinar

Stacy Cushenbery and Leif Fixen of The Nature Conservancy provided an overview of the science and economics surrounding the rapidly evolving world…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Roof Runoff Structure (Gutters) Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Patrick Schultz, TTCP Training Engineer, will go through some basic planning and design elements of using roof gutters as a conservation practice…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Wetland Restoration Seed Mixes Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Kelly Voigt, TTCP Training Conservationist, demonstrates how to design and evaluate wetland restoration seed mixes using the latest version of the…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Engineering Design Resources Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

When working through engineering projects, there are a number of resources available to reference and guide you. But how do you know which…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Designing Pollinator Seed Mixes Pollinators Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

Karin Jokela, Xerces Society Partner Biologist, demonstrates how to design and evaluate pollinator seed mixes using the latest version of the NRCS…

TTCP

GNSS Training by Frontier Precision Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Surveying Webinar

Area Technical Training Team 7 hosted a GNSS training with instructor Dylan Jones of Frontier Precision. The recording of this training is…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Seeding Calculator Workbook Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Webinar

Eric Anderson, NRCS Area Resource Conservationist demonstrates how to use the Conservation Seeding Calculator workbook to either develop a seeding…

TTCP

Soil Erosion 101 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Erosion Prediction Models Online Course

This training module focuses on the types of erosion and the resource concerns associated with erosion. It orients participants to the types and…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Bismarck Plant Materials Center Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

During this replay the Bismarck Plant Materials Staff provides an introduction to the Plant Materials Program. You will learn a bit about the…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 8: Land Treatment Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

In this brief module, Lawrence Svien, TTCP Training Conservationist discusses developing alternatives during the conservation process generally…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Dendrology 101 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Forestry Basics and Practices Webinar

Callie Bertsch, NRCS State Forester, and Jon Sellnow, TTCP Coordinator, presented the basics of tree and woody shrub identification of native…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Livestock Watering System Design Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Lea Holter, NRCS Assistant State Conservation Engineer, will provide an introduction to the new pipeline design worksheet. We will demonstrate how…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Native Plant Communities Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

Megan Benage and Becky Marty from the DNR present on Native Plant Communities. This workshop session covers a tour of the Native Plant Communities…

TTCP, DNR

Tree/Shrub Establishment Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Tree and/or Shrub Establishment…

TTCP

Forest Stand Improvement Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Forest Stand Improvement (…

TTCP

Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Windbreaks and Shelterbelts (…

TTCP

Integrated Pest Management Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, write, and certify Integrated Pest Management plans…

TTCP

Conservation Cover Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Conservation Cover (CPS327).…

TTCP

Residue and Tillage Management, No Till Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Residue and Tillage Management…

Critical Area Planting Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Critical Area Planting (CPS342…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, write, and certify Nutrient Management plans (…

TTCP

Wetland Restoration Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Wetland Restorations (CPS567).…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Native Plant ID Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Plant ID Webinar

Karin Jokela, Xerces Society Partner Biologist, and Jeff Kalin, NRCS State Wildlife Biologist, cover native plant identification for the most…

TTCP

Cover Crop Training Series Practice Specific

This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Cover Crops (CPS340).…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Livestock Watering System Planning Livestock Practice Specific

Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Lands Specialist, covers the planning considerations for livestock watering systems. Topics covered include identifying…

TTCP

Water and Sediment Control Basin Training Series Practice Specific

This is a collection of trainings, replays, and information pertaining to the design, installation, and certification of Water and Sediment…

TTCP