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
Tech Talk: Construction Inspection Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Construction Inspection Webinar

TTCP engineers Amanda Deans and Aaron Peter kick off a multi-part construction inspection series. This session covers what to do at a pre-…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Restoring Resilient Landscapes Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Vegetation – Species, Seeding and Seed Mixes Webinar

Dan Shaw, Senior Ecology and Vegetation Specialist with BWSR, provides an overview of trends in the restoration of upland and wetland vegetation.…

TTCP

Southeast Minnesota Groundwater video series Core Competency (Matrix) Water Quality Basics Video

A series of five short videos:  How Groundwater Moves in Southeast Minnesota, How Contaminants(Like Nitrate) Move in Southeast Minnesota Part II, …

MDA

Foundations of Forest Wildlife Habitat Management - #4 of 5 in series - Silviculture as a Forest Disturbance Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

Introduction to even- and uneven-aged silvicultural systems and management practices used to regenerate and tend forests to provide desired…

USFWS

Bringing Your Tests to Life, Part 2 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Ryan Dennhardt of Ward Laboratories hosts a discussion for part 2 of "Bringing Your Tests to Life"

Ward Labs, Inc

Bringing Your Tests to Life, Part 1 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils discusses how to measure and determine what is being accomplished through regenerative farming practices.

Ward Labs, Inc

Nutrient Management module 14b - Determining the Acres Needed to Utilize Manure Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

This self paced module covers the policy and considerations for determining the number of acres that are needed to utilize manure produced by a…

TTCP

Nutrient Management module 14a - Delineating the Livestock Operation Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

This self paced module covers the policy and considerations for delineating a livestock operation for purposes of writing a nutrient management…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Filter Strip - Part 2 Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Lawrence Svien, BWSR Training Conservationist, reviews use of the NRCS GIS Watershed Tools in the design of CPS 393 Filter Strips.  In addition,…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Filter Strip - Part 1 Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Shannon Carpenter, NRCS Water Quality Specialist St. Paul reviews CPS 393 Filter Strip Practice Standard details, practice design, and Filter…

TTCP

P-Workshop: Managing Phosphorus in Conservation Cropping Systems Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership, American Farmland Trust, and the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Partnership for an informative…

U of M, Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership, American Farmland Trust

Foundations of Forest Wildlife Habitat Management - #3 of 5 in series - Forest Disturbance and Stand Dynamics Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

Forest development stages, successional pathways and characterization of forest disturbances, both background and human-caused, based on size,…

USFWS

Foundations of Forest Wildlife Habitat Management - #2 of 5 in series - Saving all the Pieces: Forest Structure and Composition Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

Introduction of biotic factors affecting forests and forest composition and structure as habitat elements.

USFWS

Foundations of Forest Wildlife Habitat Management - #1 of 5 - Habitat Selection by Forest-Associated Species: Abiotic Factors Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Management Webinar

Lecture series overview and introduction to habitat, habitat selection, and abiotic elements influencing forests and habitat for selected species…

USFWS

Nutrient Management Module 9a - Inventory Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Jeff King, NRCS Water Quality Specialist, walks participants through all of the considerations for inventorying an operation for nutrient…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Nutrient Management Module 5: Nitrogen Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from August 31. Larry Gunderson, Travis Hirman, and Kevin Hauth from MDA review the nitrogen considerations for nutrient…

TTCP, MDA

Tech Talk Replay: Fertilization in a Soil Health System Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from August 24 at 1:00. Dr. Daniel Kaiser (UMN Extension) and Dorian Gatchel discuss fertilizer considerations in soil health…

TTCP, MOSH, U of M

Tech Talk Replay: Estimating Forage Production Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from August 24 at 9:00 am. During this presentation Lance Smith, NRCS Rangeland Specialists, walks through the steps of making a…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Equipment Modifications for Cover Crops Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from August 24 at 9:00 am. NRCS State Soil Health Specialist Kristin Brennan hosts a farmer panel including Brady Wulf of…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Evaluating Herbicide Plans in a Soil Health System Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from August 10, 2020. Liz Stahl, UMN Extension, reviews the latest research and information regarding the impacts of weed…

TTCP

Nitrogen Smart Review Nutrient Management Practice Specific Online Course

Review materials for the interactive training program for producers that presents the fundamentals for maximizing economic return on nitrogen…

U of M

Tech Talk Replay: Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guide for Monarchs Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Native Vegetation, Habitats and Pollinators Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from August 3, 2020. Karin Jokela, Xerces Society, reviews the monarch habitat evaluation guide (WHEG). She demonstrates how to…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Nutrient Management Module 7: Manure Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from July 27, 2020. Join George Schwint, MPCA, covers nutrient management planning with manure. George will reviews County and…

TTCP, MPCA

Nutrient and Pest Management Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

This short course looks at application equipment you may see in corn and soybean producing areas.

NRCS

Silvopasture Webinar Series Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

The Sustainable Farming Association Hosted a webinar series focused on Silvopasture in April 2020.  The series can be found at the link.  Topics…

Sustainable Farming Association of MN, UMN, NRCS

Farming Implements in Action: Impacts on the Soil, Erosion Potential of Tillage Systems, and Economics Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Erosion Prediction Models Webinar

This webinar goes into the details of the five soil disturbing processes modeled in RUSLE2 (inversion, mixing, mixing with some inversion, lifting…

NRCS

Cover Crop Strategies Podcasts Practice Specific Podcast

Cover Crop Strategies offers a series of Podcasts related to Cover Crops and Soil Health.  Topics include Cover Crop Management Tips, Choosing…

Cover Crop Strategies

Raingardens Practice Design Practice Specific Video

Blue Thumb has a three part video series posted on their website  called "Watersmart Landscaping: Raingardens".  In addition, there is a video for…

Blue Thumb

NPC Silviculture Strategies for Forest Stand Prescriptions Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Reference Material

The Division of Forestry has developed silviculture strategies to inform sustainable forest management in Minnesota. These documents include…

DNR

What's at risk? Implications of Climate Change on Forests and Options for Adaptation Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Webinar

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

USFWS

Emulating Forest Disturbance with Silviculture Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Webinar

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a Forest Ecology and Management course focused on advancing knowledge and skills for USFWS…

USFWS

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation of Forest Wildlife Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Forest Ecology and Management Webinar

Climate change is affecting the species and communities that make up our forests in a myriad of ways. Dr. Morelli will present a synthesis of the…

USFWS

Tech Talk Replay: Grazing Facilitating Practices - Part 2 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from July 20, 2020. Jeff Duchene, Nichole Sternquist, Craig Peterson, and Amanda Deans review the use, planning, and design of…

TTCP

Harvesting Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

This short course looks at harvesting equipment you may see in corn and soybean producing areas.

NRCS

Tech Talk Replay: Grazing Facilitating Practices - Part 1 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from July 13, 2020. Dean Thomas, Lance Smith, Aaron Peter, Amanda Deans, and Pat Schultz reviewed the use, planning, and design…

TTCP

Introduction to Conservation Forestry Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Forestry Basics and Practices Online Course

This course informs conservation planners about basic forest ecology and forest management practices to establish a foundation for implementing…

NRCS

Nutrient and Pest Management Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Online Course

This short course looks at application equipment you may see in corn and soybean producing areas.

NRCS

Harvesting Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Online Course

This short course looks at harvesting equipment you may see in corn and soybean producing areas.

NRCS

Tech Talk Replay: Nutrient Management Module 9: Waste Storage Design Related Inventory Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from July 6, 2020. Patrick Schultz discusses the planning criteria, site information, and details needing to be inventoried for…

TTCP

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

Tech Talk Replay from June 29, 2020. Amanda Deans demonstrates a simple HydroCAD model.  She used the same simple drainage area from the ‘Intro to…

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