This course provides 30 hours of comprehensive windbreak training in the classroom and field. State-of-the-art aspects of determining windbreak feasibility, planning, installation, and maintenance will be covered.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
identify and detect wind-related problems at farmstead and field sites to determine the need for windbreaks
describe windbreak functions benefits, and design
determine area to be protected and inventory its present condition
recognize acceptable planting stock and handling and storage procedures; describe site preparation alternatives; and perform alternative planting techniques
prepare windbreak alternatives that meet cooperator objectives, solve wind related resource problems, and are cost effective
assemble and present a site-specific windbreak planting plan including design, site preparation, planning, and maintenance
recognize the need for windbreak renovation
design a windbreak marketing plan for back home
Field office staff members who are primarily in resource and agricultural specialties that need to increase their expertise in windbreak technology. Course is open to district and state employees.