The East National Technology Support Center(ENTSC) offers multidisciplinary training webinars the last Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern. They also feature webinars on special topics and initiatives, such as organic and sustainable agriculture, grazing lands management, feed management, adaptive nutrient management, and wildlife. Replays of previously held webinars can be downloaded to view them when convenient. Visit the ENTSC site for a specific listing of upcoming webinars.
ConservationWebinars.net serves as a launching point for current and archived Forestry, Fish & Wildlife, Organic Agriculture, Pasture Management, Soil Health/Soil Quality, Water Quality, Watersheds, and many other conservation and natural resource webinars. Many of the webinars featured on the site provide participants with continuing education credit, free of charge, from professional accrediting organizations such as SAF, ISA, CCA, and others. Additionally, a “Conservation Planner” category of credits is offered for NRCS webinars enabling participants to document their participation with a system-generated training certificate.
Forestry Courses-Available in September 2013 in all states, more information to come
Dates and Locations: Courses are in-person and/or online
Registration Site: Each course has its own registration site, click on the course title for more information
Training Sponsor(s): Conservation Professional Training Program, Faces of CRP
Our in-person, online and hybrid supplemental courses build on the basics of our Core Training and provide additional learning opportunities for CRP and conservation planning in general. Courses are based on the unique planning needs and ecosystems within each region and are open to all conservation professionals.
For your convenience, many states are hosting in-person trainings on consecutive days, so feel free to sign up for more than one course.
Please visit our website FacesofCRP.info for an overview of the entire initiative including training information, benefits and CEUs. We look forward to helping you take the next step in your professional development.
Training Description: This NRCS course prepares the participant to independently apply the NRCS nine step planning process, to utilize supporting technology to assist clients in making decisions that protect, conserve, and enhance the resources and to meet client needs. This is a required course for those who wish to certify as a TSP under Option 2 of the CAP CNMP (102) certification. This course is also one option available to meet the certification requirements for Option 1 of the CAP CNMP (102) certification. Note: The participant must complete the TSP Orientation and Conservation Planning course in Aglearn as a prerequisite. Registration deadline is August 30, 2013.
Point of Contact: Mark Ferguson, State Resource Conservationist
Location: Boulders Conference Center, Denison, IA 51442
Registration Contact: Joe Lally (Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative) (515) 294-1496; email@example.com
Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative, Technical Service Providers Network and Iowa NRCS
This NRCS course prepares the participant to independently apply the NRCS planning process; and to utilize supporting technology to assist clients in making decisions that protect, conserve, and enhance the resources, and meet client needs. This is a required course for those who wish to certify as a TSP the Certified Conservation Planner category and Option 2 of the CAP CNMP certification. Iowa holds this course every other year and class size is limited to the first 25 participants who complete the registration process. A substantial discount for the course is available Technical Service Provider Network members and those who become members prior to November 4, 2013.
The Great Lakes Regional Conservation Professional Development and Training Program
The Great Lakes Regional Conservation Professional Development and Training Program offers training programs for TSPs in many aspects of on-farm conservation including: Conservation Planning, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, RUSLE2, AgroForestry, Integrated Pest Management, TSP Orientation and more! Web-based training may be available for some courses. Take a look at their catalog at: