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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

SGI  TSP CAP  Training- Utah

Dates:   1/15/2015

Location:  Provo, Utah  302 E 1860 S.

Registration: None Required

Training Sponsor(s):  NRCS  

Training Description: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hosting a unique Technical Service Provider (TSP) training opportunity.  NRCS will be delivering certification training on Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs) for Wildlife Management and Grazing Management. 

CAPs are specialized conservation plans that are part of the NRCS’s TSP Program.  The TSP Program is a Farm Bill Program that certifies qualified professionals to do work for the NRCS.  TSPs are selected by NRCS Program participants.  This particular training is unique as we are offering two CAPs in one training with a special emphasis on sage grouse conservation. 

To be qualified for either of the two CAPs we are offering, you must meet certain qualifications.  In general you must have a Bachelor degree or higher in the respective discipline (Range or Wildlife) or other related science.  You must also have two years of experience for the Wildlife Management CAP or five years of experience for the Grazing Management CAP.

Point of Contact: Dave Varner 

Email:  dave.varner@ut.usda.gov

Telephone: (435) 630-1018    

Conservation Activity Plan Supporting Transition to Organic CAP 138

Dates:   February 3, 2014

Location:  Webinar

Registration Site: http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/conservation-activity-plan-supporting-transition-to-organic

Training Sponsor(s):  NRCS Programs and S&T Deputy Areas

Training Description:  Participate to learn about the new CAP 138 template that is designed to help farmers who are interested in transitioning from conventional farming practices to organic production by addressing the natural resource concerns on their operation.

Copies of the CAP 138 and supporting documents can be found at:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=stelprdb1262227

Point of Contact:  Lindsay Haines

Email: Lindsay.haines@wdc.usda.gov

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/