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Ag waste management Systems A Primer | NRCS NEDC 000115

Overview

This training provides an overview of agricultural waste management systems. It covers background, safety and hazards, planning, and functions of agricultural waste management systems. It is intended for field personnel, NRCS supervisors and managers with responsibilities relating to agricultural waste management systems. This course is a prerequisite to the Agricultural Waste Management Systems - Level 2 course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training, the participant will be able to: 

  • Relate the NRCS basic philosophy pertaining to agricultural waste management systems.
  • Relate a general understanding of applicable laws and regulations as they apply to agricultural waste management systems.
  • Explain why safety in an agricultural waste management system is of prime consideration.
  • Provide a brief overview of the importance of an AWMS plan and the functions of an agricultural waste management system.

Delivery Method

The course is comprised of a self-paced booklet with an accompanying video.

Duration

Less than one hour 

Target Audience

Any Federal, State, or district employee, tribal representative, and others who: 

  • are or will be providing technical assistance in the planning and design of agricultural waste management systems.
  • supervise/manage employees involved in providing technical assistance in planning and design of agricultural waste management systems.

NEDC Contact

Tony Lovell

Enrollment

Enrollment instructions are provided below.  Be sure to select the appropriate link to ensure successful enrollment. 

USDA Employees

Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password.  This is the same as your WebTCAS ID and password.
Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu, Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.

District Employees with Aglearn account

Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu, Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.

If you do not have an account.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.  For further assistance contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.

Technical Service Providers

Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu, Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.

If you are anticipating becoming a Technical Service Provider please review the entire process at TechReg.  Please familiarize yourself with this process if you have not already done so.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.

Other USDA Customers

For those not in the above categories contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.
To obtain this contact information for your state you can go to the Aglearn website click on contact us. Scroll down to NRCS and click on the link that says state contacts.