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Why Do We Care About Energy? (NEDC-NRCS-000256)

Overview

While energy has not traditionally been addressed in the NRCS planning process, it is receiving unprecedented attention in the national and international news. This short course provides insight into why energy issues are important to agriculture and the nation. It gives participants the opportunity to explore how our energy choices can impact NRCS and the natural resources we work to conserve. It is a prerequisite for the Energy Basics course.

 

Objectives

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

  • Describe why energy costs and energy security are so important to land managers;
  • Describe environmental impacts of fossil fuel exploration, production and use; and
  • Describe energy opportunities available to land managers and NRCS.

Prerequisites

Delivery Method

This program is Web-based.

Duration

Approximately 30 minutes.

Target Audience

This course is designed for NRCS employees, especially state energy contacts, newly hired field personnel, and NRCS employees with field experience who are not yet comfortable with energy issues. In addition, extension employees, district employees, individual producers, technical service providers and other partnership employees may benefit from the course.

NEDC Contact

Dean Prine

Technical Contact

Stefanie Aschmann

Enrollment for Why Do We Care About Energy?

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 selecting either 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 selecting 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, 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 selecting 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, password, and AgLearn account.
  • To obtain this contact information for your state you can go to the Aglearn website and click on contact us. Scroll down to NRCS and click on the link that says state contacts.

Why Do We Care About Energy?(NEDC-NRCS-000256)