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NRCS Economic Training Materials

Training Materials for NRCS Economists

Link to NRCS Economics Handbooks and Recent Technical Notes< David Buland
Be a Better Economist (ppt 2.7mb) Hal Gordon
Contingent Valuation/Recreational Values David Buland
Economist Role in Water Resource Programs (PPT, 2.70 MB) Bruce Julian
Employee Development Program Guidelines (New Employees should read!) NRCS General Manual
Employee Development Plan for New Economists NRCS Economists
Employee Development Plan for GS-12 Economists NRCS Economists
Economic Tools for Technical Assistance NRCS Economists
Economics of Policy Implementation (PPT, 3.30 MB) Dr Sandra S. Batie
Ecosystem Valuation Site Dennis M. King, Ph.D
IMPLAN Regional Economic Analysis and Data David Buland
LIST OF HANDBOOKS, MANUALS
& TECHNICAL REFERENCES FOR Section 1 of the FOTG,
(DOC, 126KB)
NRCS Economists
NRCS Economic Technical Notes, 1950 to Current David Buland
Plans Of Work (POW) and To-Do Items for Project Evaluations

CA Watershed POW, (XLS, 28KB)
East Locust MO POW, (XLS, 35KB)
Pick Creek MO POW, (DOC, 55KB)
Coon Creek Rehab ND POW, (XLS, 76KB)
Project Planning Chart and POW, (XLS, 26KB)
Work Items Needed for Evaluation of Irrigation Project, (PDF, 402KB)
Work Items Needed for Evaluation of Watershed Protection Project, (PDF, 321KB)
Work Items Needed for Evaluation of Agricultural Flooding, (PDF, 340KB)

David Buland
Position Descriptions David Buland
Prioritization Worksheet, (XLS, 44KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
Watershed Economics Training (PPT, 58K) George Townsley

Presentation and Materials for Teaching Economics to NRCS Staff

CP52 Economics Documentation Guide Handbook Hal Gordon
CP52 Economics Documentation Guide Presentation Hal Gordon
Contingent Valuation/Recreational Values David Buland
Conservation Effects for Decision-makers Hal Gordon
Conservation Practice Physical Effects Hal Gordon
Economics of Conservation Planning Course Hal Gordon,
David Buland
and other trainers. NEDC
The Economics of Grazing, (PPT, 646KB) Leah Duzy
Financial Feasibility and Scheduling Conservation Practice Installation, (PDF, 14KB) June Grabemeyer, MI
Market-based Approaches to Conservation, (PPT, 1.3MB) Douglas Lawrence
Market Failure:  The Case of Externalities (PPT, 3.02 MB) Jay D. Atwood
One day Introduction to Economics Of Conservation Training Course from Maine
.   ME Intro to Econ I Introduction (PPT, 1.22 MB)
.   ME Intro to Econ II Analysis Types (PPT, 531 KB)
.   ME Intro to Econ III NRCS tools (PPT, 2.71 MB)
John Long, ME
Economic Proficiency Model for Conservation Planners NRCS Economists
Economic Training Recommendations for Conservation Planners (DOC, 27KB) NRCS Economists
Economic Tools for Technical Assistance NRCS Economists
Ecosystem Benefits Dennis M. King, Ph.D
Ecosystem Sustainability Framework for County Analysis David Buland
Ecosystem Valuation Site Dennis M. King, Ph.D
Hispanics in Agriculture David Buland
IMPLAN Regional Economic Analysis and Data David Buland
LIST OF HANDBOOKS, MANUALS
& TECHNICAL REFERENCES FOR Section 1 of the FOTG,
(DOC, 126KB)
NRCS Economists
PL-566 Benefits in Kansas (PPT, 2MB) Paul Gallagher, KS
Prioritization Worksheet, (XLS, 44KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC