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Training Team


The Training Team is a multidisciplinary coalition formed to address training needs within the Division. It is the responsibility of this team to review current training offerings, make recommendations on new and improved courses and means of delivery, and expand training efforts outward from the Division to NRCS and partners, as needed.

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  • Develop a training curriculum for all career trajectories within division
  • Coordinate to extend to other entities (states, centers)
  • Assist training coordinator in identifying, selecting, and developing a training cadre
  • Assist training coordinator in individual course development to fit within training curriculum
  • Review existing courses
  • Pursue the possibility of distance education for division staff to obtain advanced degrees
  • Identify gaps
  • Assist in development of web based courses
  • Work with BOA and MGT to provide guidance on priority areas
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Kevin Norwood, SSR 11 Regional Director, Indianapolis, Indiana
Cynthia Stiles, SSR 2 Regional Director, Davis, California

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  • Lance Brewington, MLRA Soil Survey Leader, Laurens, South Carolina
  • Joel Brown, National Ecological Sites Team Leader, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Benjamin Hannibal, Program Assistant, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Carl Hill, Cartographer, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Shawn McVey, Soil Scientist, NSSC, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Kendra Moseley, Ecological Site Inventory Specialist, Davis, California
  • Johanna Pate, Rangeland Management Specialist, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Alan Stahnke, State Soil Scientist, Temple, Texas