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
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 (CPS590).…

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, will provide training on native plant…

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

Grassed Waterway Training Series Practice Specific

This is a collection of trainings, replays, and information pertaining to the design, installation, and certification of Grassed Waterways (CPS412…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Brush Management (CPS314) In Pastures Practice Specific Webinar

Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Lands Specialist, reviews the Brush Management (PS314) practice standard, implementation requirements, and statement of…

TTCP

Forest Pests and Disease Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

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

MN DNR

Forages Crops Ag & Agronomy Reference Material

This website provides information on variety selection, growing, harvest and storage, planting and pest management for forages in Minnesota.

U of M Extension

Sugarbeets Crops Ag & Agronomy Reference Material

This website provides information on  growing sugarbeets and pest management for sugarbeets Minnesota.

U of M Extension

Small Grains Crops Ag & Agronomy Reference Material

This website provides information on crop and variety selection, growing, harvest and storage, planting and pest management for small grains in…

U of M Extension

Weed Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on weed identification, herbicides and herbicide resistance management.

U of M Extension

Sugarbeet Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on insects and diseases affecting sugarbeets.  

U of M Extension

Soybean Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on insects and diseases affecting soybean.

U of M Extension

Small Grain Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information about diseases and insects common to Minnesota small grain crops.

U of M Extension

Forage Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on alfalfa diseases and insects. 

U of M Extension

Corn Pest Management Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Reference Material

This website provides information on insects, diseases and nematodes affecting corn.

U of M Extension

Nutrient Management Module 6c: Phosphorus Loss Risk Assessment Practice Specific Webinar

Kelly Voigt, TTCP Training Conservationist, demonstrates the process to complete the Phosphorus Loss Risk Assessment worksheet.

TTCP

Tech Talk - Waste Facility Closure Practice Design Practice Specific Webinar

Craig Peterson, NRCS AE, and Patrick Schultz, TTCP Training Engineer, will provide a general discussion of topics related to the Waste Facility…

TTCP

Reviewing the 2020 Farm Economics to Make 2021 Decisions on the Farm Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Webinar

This session will review the farm economics for Minnesota farms in 2020 including COVID impacts and opportunities. Additionally, we will review…

TTCP

Your Insect Allies: Meet the Beneficial Insects that Control Crop Pests and Promote Soil Health Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Pest Management Webinar

Join Karin Jokela, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, to get to know some of the most common beneficial insects above and…

TTCP

Tech Talk Replay: Nutrient Management Module 13 - Nutrient Recommendations Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Dr. Daniel Kaiser, UMN Extension, discusses soil sampling and using the results when making fertilizer recommendations for phosphorus and…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 12 - Nutrient Recommendations 1 Part 2 Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Brad Carlson, Dr. Dan Kaiser, Anne Nelson, UofM Extension Educators presents an abbreviated Nitrogen Smart Course.  

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 12 - Nutrient Recommendations 1 Part 1 Nutrient Management Practice Specific Webinar

Brad Carlson, Dr. Dan Kaiser, Anne Nelson, UofM Extension Educators presents an abbreviated Nitrogen Smart Course.  

TTCP

Wetland Restoration Practice Specific Webinar

This training will enable field staff involved in project applications, the design, or the construction of wetland restorations to have a solid…

TTCP

Forestry Equipment Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Forestry Basics and Practices Video

Duane Fogard, American Bird Conservancy Forester,  from the  Duluth Field Office,  will lead us in a review of commonly used forest equipment that…

NRCS, ABC

Agronomy 101, Part 2 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

Part 2 of 2, This training is presented by Centrol Crop Consulting Agronomists Ian Olson and Ken Fransky.   They present information on soils in…

TTCP, Centrol Crop Consulting

Agronomy 101, Part 1 Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Ag & Agronomy Video

Part 1 of 2, This training is presented by Centrol Crop Consulting Agronomists Ian Olson and Ken Fransky.   They present information on soils in…

TTCP, Centrol Crop Consulting

Tech Talk: Tree/Shrub Establishment CPS 612 Practice Specific Video

This session will cover the use of Web Soil Survey to identify Conservation Tree/Shrub Groups and using the CTSG group spreadsheet to select…

TTCP

Tech Talk: Minnesota Natural Resource Atlas Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) GIS-GPS Webinar

Are you looking for a user friendly tool for visualizing and analyzing spatial data and information? If so, join Will Bartsch and Cindy Hagley,…

TTCP, NRRI

Tech Talk: Construction Inspection - Materials Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Construction Inspection Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from January 25, 2021. The fourth part of the Construction Inspection series, this session covers various details regarding…

TTCP

Tech Talk: HEC-HMS - Modeling a Grade Stabilization Structure Advanced Tech Skills (Matrix) Practice Specific Webinar

Tech Talk Replay from March 1, 2021,  A demonstration on how to use HEC-HMS to model a Grade Stabilization Structure.

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 11: Manure Sampling, Testing and Crediting Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Jeff King, NRCS Water Quality Specialist, describes the requirements for manure sampling and testing and how to calculate manure nutrient credits…

TTCP

Nutrient Management Module 5b: Nitrogen Loss Risk Assessment Nutrient Management Practice Specific Video

Kelly Voigt, TTCP Training Conservationist, demonstrates the process to complete the Field Nitrogen Loss Risk Assessment worksheet.

TTCP

Evolution of Bale Grazing Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Managed Grazing Systems Video

Farmer panel discussion on bale grazing. 

Covers & Co.

Winter Soil Health Virtual Series Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) Soil Health and Management Video

The Minnesota Soil Health Coalition produced a series of webinars in January and February of 2021.  These five webinars are:  Webinar 1: Soil…

Minnesota Soil Health Coalition

GIS Training Videos Basic Tech Skills (Matrix) GIS-GPS Video

Mitch Brinks, TSA 1 GIS specialist has a Youtube channel with multiple training videos specific to soil and water conservation work.  

TSA 1

Multifunctional Shelterbelts: Considerations and Designs for Ecobuffers and Ecologically-based Farming Practice Specific Video

Mark Wonneck and Gary Bank  of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada discuss the benefits, functions and design considerations for woody vegetation "…

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Pollinator Friendly Multi-functional Windbreak Design Practice Specific Video

Mark Wonneck, of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada discusses the habitat requirements for pollinator species and how they can be considered and…

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Shelterbelt Renovation: Manitoba experience Practice Specific Video

Richard Warkentin of the Stanley Soil Management Association in Manitoba presents on their experience with shelterbelt renovations.

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Windbreak Renovation: North Dakota experience Practice Specific Video

Wells County (ND) SWCD Manager, Anne Ehni describes their experience with windbreak renovation.

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Renovation: Experiences in the Field Practice Specific Video

Video describes need for windbreak renovation, equipment and various techniques that can be used.  

USDA National Agroforestry Center