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AgLearn-Agriculture Learning Service   

NRCS offers many on-line courses required for TSP certification through the Agriculture Learning Service (AgLearn). To  access the AgLearn Training Site.

A listing of required AgLearn Training Courses for TSPs.

TechReg now hosts the link for new TSPs to register for an AgLearn account.  An AgLearn Registration for Technical Service Providers User Guide is available to assist individuals through the registration process.  The user ID and password TSPs use to login to TechReg will also be the credentials used to access the AgLearn registration site.  TSPs only need to register for an AgLearn account once.  TSPs who already have an AgLearn account do not need to reregister for a new account.

 

East National Technology Support Center

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.

Point of Contact: Holli Kuykendall at holli.kuykendall@gnb.usda.gov

 

NRCS’s Science & Technology Training Library

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.

Be sure to check out our Science & Technology Training Library for your webinar needs.

 

Upcoming TSP Training

Training for Technical Service Providers. Please use the provided contact information below for registration and more information.

If you wish to have a TSP Training posted to the website, please complete the Training Request Form and send it to Stacy.Koch@wdc.usda.gov.

Forestry Technical Service Provider (TSP) Outreach Training-NC

Dates:   October 2, 2014

Location:  Iredell Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC  28677

Registration Site:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/nc/newsroom/releases/?cid=STELPRDB1260224

Training Announcement

Training Sponsor(s):  NRCS

Training Description: 

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be host to a Forestry—Technical Service Provider (TSP) Outreach meeting on October 2, 2014, at the Iredell Agricultural Center located at 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677.

TSPs are individuals or businesses that have technical expertise in conservation planning and design for a variety of conservation activities. TSPs are hired by farmers, ranchers, and organizations, or public agencies to provide these services on behalf of the NRCS.

Topics to be covered during the training include, Forest Management Conservation Planning, TSP Orientation and Tech Regulation Overview, Forest Management Planning and Programs, and Building your TSP Profile.

Point of Contact:

Sheila Scott, NRC State TSP Coordinator

Email:  sheila.scott@nc.usda.gov

Telephone: (919) 873-2126

Energy Analysis: The Newly Revised NRCS Agricultural Energy Management Plan

Dates:   Aug 28, 2014 2:00 pm US/Eastern; 60 minutes

Location:  Online, Adobe Connect

Registration Site: Science and Technology Training Library at ConservationWebinars.net.  This session will be recorded.

http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/energy-analysis-nrcs-agricultural-energy-management-plan

Training Announcement:

http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/energy-analysis-nrcs-agricultural-energy-management-plan/getLatestMarketingEmailSentPage

Training Sponsor(s): USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center and National Energy Technology Development Team

Training Description:

Learn how NRCS has revised and simplified the Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) designed to evaluate on-farm energy use. For FY15, NRCS releases the CAP 128, Agricultural Energy Management Plan that consolidates the CAP 122, AgEMP - Headquarters and CAP 124, AgEMP - Landscape. This webinar will demonstrate how NRCS builds on the framework provided by the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers Standard 612, Performing On-Farm Energy Audits to evaluate the 16 Major Activities that drive on-farm energy needs. Participants will learn about a revised approach to tillage and irrigation analysis as well as lighting, refrigeration, and other energy–using systems used to run agricultural enterprises throughout the United States. Also learn about the certification criteria for Technical Service Providers that will perform the new CAP 128.

Point of Contact: Holli Kuykendall, Ph.D., National Technology Specialist

Email: Holli.Kuykendall@gnb.usda.gov

Telephone: (336) 370-3341

 

 

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:

http://conservation-training.wisc.edu/