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Introduction to Conservation Planning on Cropland (NEDC-NRCS-000148)

Overview

This conservation planning course was developed specifically for cropland. It focuses on the specific tools and processes used to assess, formulate, and implement cropland resource management systems as they apply to soil, water, air, plants, animals, and human resources. It complements and builds on the existing Conservation Planning Course. This course will advance the understanding of how resource management systems are formulated against quality criteria and further build conservation planning skills on cropland.

Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List and describe key cropland resource problems and concerns.
  • List and describe preplanning activities.
  • Identify key tools used when applying the planning process to cropland.
  • Describe the processes used to collect and analyze information on cropland.
  • Identify cropland conservation practices that treat specific resource problems.
  • Describe the formulation and evaluation processes for resource management systems of cropland.
  • Describe actions used to facilitate client decisions and plan implementation.

Prerequisites

Parts I, II, and III of Conservation Planning

Delivery Method

This program is Web-based.

Duration

8 hours

Target Audience

Employees and others who have recently completed the Conservation Planning Course and want to continue their training to improve their proficiency to plan on cropland.

NEDC Contact

Webmaster

Technical Specialist

 Dennis Neffendorf

Enrollment

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

(Currently this course is not available in Aglearn, if you need more information contact NEDC contact listed on this page.)

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.