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Title Subject Skill Format Description Source
Tech Talk: MN Seed Law Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Webinar

This session provides an overview of Minnesota's Seed law, one of the oldest consumer protection laws in Minnesota, which is in place to ensure a…

TTCP

Silvopasture: An Introduction and Overview Practice Specific Webinar

In this webinar, we will provide an introduction to and overview of silvopasture for any level. Learn more about what it is, who should do it, and…

Conservation Webinars

Tech Talk: Updated Engineering Practice Standards Practice Specific Webinar

The NRCS engineering staff goes over the latest NRCS engineering practice standards. They also discuss what has changed in the latest updates to…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Source Water Protection Water Quality Basics Webinar

During this session Courtney Cheever (NRCS), Mark Wetlauffer (MDH), Aaron Meyer (MRWA), and Katie Breth (MRWA) provide an introduction to the…

TTCP

Soil Erosion: Conservation Practices for Soil Erosion Control Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Erosion Prediction Models Online Course

This course covers the structural, vegetative, and management conservation practices used to reduce all five types of soil erosion.

TTCP

RIM Reforestation Easement Program Training Easements Funding Request/Applications Webinar

BWSR

Tech Talk: Back to our Roots: Managing Alfalfa for Yield and Environment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy

Joshua Gamble, ARS Research Agronomist, discusses the role alfalfa roots play in mediating yield, stand persistence, and ecosystem services.…

TTCP

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

The new version of the seeding spreadsheet has the ability to do seeding checkouts based on seed tags listing a Pure Live Seed (PLS) applied…

TTCP

Selling Seed in Minnesota (Seed Law) Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Video

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has put together this presentation to help retailers understand the requirements for labeling and selling…

MDA

Forestry CPAs, DIAs, and CEMAs Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Forestry Basics and Practices Webinar

Callie Bertsch, NRCS State Forester, gives an overview of the criteria for Forestry CPA 106, DIA 165, and CEMA 223 activity plans. She reviews a…

TTCP

Ag 101 - Session 6: Bringing it All Together in the Fall Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Ian Olson and Ken Fransky of Centrol Crop Consulting share information and videos about different fall activities on a farm.

TTCP, Centrol

Ag 101 - Session 5: Manure Management and Livestock Operations Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy

Ian Olson and Ken Fransky of Centrol Crop Consulting  present on the value and utilization of manure in the context of farm economics, regulations…

TTCP, Centrol

Ag 101 - Session 4: Farm Economics and Working with Farmers Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Ian Olson and Ken Fransky of Centrol Crop Consulting present information on the different types of tillage and planting equipment with discussion…

TTCP, Centrol

Ag 101 - Session 3: Tillage Equipment and Planting Systems Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Ian Olson and Ken Fransky of Centrol Crop Consulting present information on the different types of tillage and planting equipment with discussion…

TTCP, Centrol

2023 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…

TTCP

Kernza, Multipurpose Perennial Cover Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

Kernza is a perennial grass that can be used as a source of grain and for livestock forage. This session covers several aspects of Kernza…

TTCP, UMN

History of Minnesota Forests Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Forestry Basics and Practices Webinar

Duane Fogard, ABC Forester, provides an introduction to forest ecology and the history of forests in Minnesota.

TTCP, ABC

Tech Talk: Annual Forages for Grazing Systems (CPS 810) Practice Specific Webinar

This Tech Talk provides an overview of the interim CPS 810 Annual Forages for Grazing Systems Conservation Practice Standard, Implementation…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Amending Soil Properties with Lime Practice Specific Webinar

Ryan Buetow, NRCS State Agronomist, discusses the foundation of soil management and all the impacts that pH has on crop growth, nutrient…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Controlled Traffic Farming, Conservation Harvest, Field Operations Emissions Reduction Practice Specific Webinar

Ryan Buetow, NRCS State Agronomist, discusses the new practices Controlled Traffic Farming (CPS 334), Conservation Harvest (CPS 809), and Field…

TTCP

Macro Enabled CPA-52 Form Conservation Planning Webinar

John Crellin, NRCS Area Resource Conservationist, covers the April, 2023 version of CPA-52 form including the updates to the form and live…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Audubon Conservation Ranching Program Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

The Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) program is a collaborative effort between farmers, ranchers, and Audubon to address the decline of…

TTCP

Advanced Nitrogen Smart Nutrient Management Online Course

A deep dive into the 4Rs starts where the original Nitrogen Smart ends with a detailed discussion on N rate, the contributions from soil and the…

UMN

Nitrogen Smart: Manure Management Nutrient Management Online Course

Livestock manures have been used as a crop fertilizer source for thousands of years. It continues to be a valuable source of crop nutrients, even…

UMN

RIM-Riparian and Floodplain Restoration Training Easements Funding Request/Applications Webinar

BWSR

Basic Cover Crop Training - Webinar #4 Practice Specific Webinar

2023 Webinar replay - Session 4 covers the topics of cover crop seeding and termination methods as well as economics of cover crops.

TTCP

Basic Cover Crop Training - Webinar #3 Practice Specific Webinar

2023 Webinar Replay - Session 3 covers seed mix design, the seed calculator, calculating PLS and bulk seed as well as MN seed tag law.

TTCP

Basic Cover Crop Training - Webinar #2 Practice Specific Webinar

2023 Webinar Replay - Session 2 covers the practice standard, Implementation Requirements worksheet, Agronomy Technical Note 33 and Cover Crop…

TTCP

Basic Cover Crop Training - Webinar #1 Practice Specific Webinar

2023 Webinar Replay - Session 1 discusses cover crop strategies, resource concerns that can be treated with cover crops, benefits of cover crops…

TTCP

Practical Conservation Tillage for Organic Cropping Systems Soil Health and Management Webinar

The National Organic Standards require certified organic producers to implement tillage and cultivation practices that “maintain or improve the…

USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Split Applying Nitrogen for Corn: 3 Tips for Sidedress Applications Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

Extension educator Brad Carlson discusses split-applying nitrogen for corn and offers 3 tips for sidedress applications.

UMN Extension

Tech Talk: Livestock Forage Balance Worksheet Practice Design Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

In this Tech Talk Jeff Duchene, NRCS State Grazing Specialist, provides an overview of the Livestock Forage Balance Sheet available in Section IV…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Wildlife Habitat Planting (CPS 420) Wildlife Practice Specific Webinar

Jeff Kalin, NRCS Wildlife Biologist, and Karin Jokela, Xerces Society Pollinator Planner and Partner Biologist, for an overview the new Wildlife…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Economics of Soil Loss Conservation Planning Webinar

This Tech Talk highlights the economic and social implications of soil loss. From a farm level economic perspective, soil is an important input in…

TTCP

Organic Soil Health Practices for Water Management and Water Quality Soil Health and Management Webinar

Farmers must manage water resources to provide sufficient yet not excessive moisture to their crops, and to protect surface and groundwater from…

USDA-NRCS Conservation Webinars

Managing Weeds in Organic Corn and Soybeans Pest Management Video

Charlie Johnson explains how he controls weeds in corn and soybean crops without the use of pesticides on his organic farm in Madison, S.D.…

USDA SARE

Ecological Weed Management at the Johnson Farms Pest Management Video

Charlie Johnson shares how he and his family control weeds on 1,600 acres of organic corn and soybeans in Madison S.D using ecological strategies…

USDA SARE

A Buried Bond: The Connection Between Healthy Soils and Healthy Communities Soil Health and Management Video

We use soils to provide 98.8% of our food, but the bonds between soil health and human health extend far beyond what fills our plate. The science…

North Central Region Water Network

Selecting Your Next Tree: Where Should It Come From Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Forestry Basics and Practices Webinar

Planting seedlings is an essential part of any reforestation plan but where should your seedlings come from? Concerns about survival, growth and…

SFEC

The Role of Plant Genetics in Soil Health: Selecting Crop Cultivars for Organic Production Soil Health and Management Webinar

Organic farmers need crop cultivars that perform well in organic production systems, and several farmer-participatory plant breeding networks are…

Conservation Webinars

The Top 10 Impacts of Cover Crops on Soil Health Soil Health and Management Video

This Digital Café features Dr. Rob Myers, Director of the University of Missouri Center for Regenerative Agriculture and also Regional Director of…

Soil Health Nexus

Organic Training Series Session 3: Organic Regulations and Opportunities for NRCS Support 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

Cover Cropping for Soil Health and Fertility in Organic Systems Practice Specific Webinar

Organic farmers rely on cover crops to provide soil fertility, crop nutrition, weed suppression, and mitigation of other pest problems in a…

Conservation Webinars

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

2023 Strategic Farming Webinar Series: Let's Talk Tar Spot of Corn 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 New and Old Soybean Insect Pests 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 Getting Your Planter Ready Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy

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

UMN Extension