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Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

The Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series provides key findings, data, and tools to support producers and partners in pursuing voluntary conservation efforts across the nation's working lands. 

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hosts one-hour virtual webinars featuring scientists and other subject matter experts speaking on a diversity of topics related to voluntary conservation efforts on working lands.

You may subscribe to receive emails with information on upcoming Conservation Outcomes Webinars. Enter your email address here, then select the "Conservation Outcomes" topic under Conservation.

June 22 Conservation Outcomes Webinar

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Use of Precision Ag Technologies to Strengthen Croplands Conservation Efforts and Farm Profitability

Precision ag technologies enable farmers to measure and respond to variations across their operations in real time and to identify trends across multiple growing seasons. This can inform and ultimately strengthen decision making for planting, nutrient management, pest management, irrigation, harvesting, and natural resource conservation.

On June 22 at 1:00 p.m. eastern, Dr. Douglas R. Smith from the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory will present findings from research efforts to strengthen cropland conservation and profitability with precision ag technologies. This work, supported by USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project, identifies a linkage between consistently unproductive portions of fields and high hydrological activity. These findings inform management decisions on a USDA research farm to increase profitability and reduce fertilizer runoff by prioritizing high-yield areas for crop production. While the focus of this presentation is on the Blackland Prairie of Texas, farmers across the United States may use the insights shared to strengthen their cropland management efforts.

No registration is required. You may access the webinar via Microsoft Teams shortly before 1:00 p.m. eastern on June 22 by clicking "Join June 22 Webinar," below. Please note, users on smartphones may need to download Microsoft Teams in advance.

You may also join via audio only:

Phone Number: 202-650-0123
Phone Conference ID: 235 373 197# 

2023 Webinar Calendar

Below are tentative Conservation Outcomes Webinar dates and topics for the 2023 calendar year. Webinars are typically scheduled from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. eastern.

Please reference this page frequently for calendar updates. Subscribe to the "Conservation Outcomes" topic via this link to receive email updates on upcoming webinar events and post-event webinar recordings with associated resources.

  • June 22: Use of Precision Ag Technologies to Strengthen Cropland Conservation Efforts and Farm Profitability
  • July 20: Biochar and Conservation Practices to Reduce Nutrient, Pathogen, and Antibiotic Losses from Cropland Fields with Manure Applications
  • August 24: Use of Long-Term Data and Large-Scale Population Monitoring to Inform Freshwater Turtle Conservation in the Northeast
  • November 16: Outcomes of Spatial Targeting in Sagebrush Country via the Sage Grouse Initiative

Past Webinars with Resources

Recordings of all past webinars and associated resources are available below. Past webinars are also available by conservation area of focus on the Conservation Effects Assessment Project Publications webpage.

2023 Webinars

2022 Webinars

2021 Webinars

  • April 29, 2021 – NRCS Conservation Practices Delivering Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration Benefits: Webinar Recording 
  • March 25, 2021 – Quantifying Ecosystem Functions to Facilitate Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: Webinar Recording
  • February 25, 2021 – Rangeland Analysis Platform: Integrating Production and Economics into Area-Wide Planning: Webinar Recording
  • January 28, 2021 – Development of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework and Use by NRCS for Watershed Planning: Webinar Recording

2020 Webinars

  • November 12, 2020 – Linking Ecosystem Service Values to Rangeland Practices in the Central Great Plains: Webinar Recording
  • October 22, 2020 – Quantifying Conservation Effects on Multiple Wetland Ecosystem Services: Understanding Tradeoffs is the Name of the Game: Webinar Recording
  • September 24, 2020 – The 2017 National Resources Inventory 5-year Release, 35 Years of National Resources Monitoring: Webinar Recording
  • August 27, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife in Eastern Forests: Webinar Recording
  • July 23, 2020 – Quantifying Restoration Outcomes in Frequent-Fire Forests: Webinar Recording
  • June 25, 2020 – Tillage Management and Structural Conservation Practices: CEAP II Report on Changes in Adoption Rates: Webinar Recording
  • May 28, 2020 – Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds: Webinar Recording
  • April 23, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes on America’s Western Grazing Lands with NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife: Webinar Recording


Name Position Phone Number Email
Elizabeth Creech
Natural Resources Communication Specialist