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Conservation Professionals who wish to be certified by NRCS under TechReg to complete either Managed Grazing plans or Organic Transition plans for farms who have signed up for a CAP (Conservation Activity Plan) need to have a basic level of training in resource assessment, as well as required...

This online introductory course provides an overview of the importance of soil health to crop production and dives into the three primary characteristics of soil: the physical, chemical and biological, and the components of each that need to be addressed to improve soil health. This course also...

This intermediate-level online course will emphasize the importance of soil health in in terms of agronomic, economic and societal benefits. Course materials will explore the key agronomic management principles to improve soil health, including: reduced tillage, cover crops, crop rotations and...

The online Intro to Soil Health course provides an overview of the importance of soil health to crop production and dives into the three primary characteristics of soil: the physical, chemical and biological.. It also demonstrates easy-to-use field tests to identify current soil conditions and...

This online introductory course provides an overview of the importance of soil health to crop production and dives into the three primary characteristics of soil: the physical, chemical and biological, and the components of each that need to be addressed to improve soil health. This course also...

This two-day intermediate-level course provides participants with the necessary skills assist a landowner in designing and constructing the facilitating practices for the Managed Grazing Plan. Covered topics include: fence, watering systems, pipelines, troughs, animal trails and walkways, access...

This one-day intermediate-level session reviews the technical standards and specifications for a grazing management plan. Participants will become familiar with the Prescribed/Managed Grazing Standard and the steps in developing a Managed Grazing Plan, such as defining objectives, conducting the...

This field training builds on the principals in the introductory course. The day will be spent in the field, examining soil health from the root zone level. Students will have the opportunity to work with the soil health toolkit tools in a variety of farming systems (severely compacted...

This one-day intermediate-level session reviews the technical standards and specifications for a grazing management plan. Participants will become familiar with the Prescribed/Managed Grazing Standard and the steps in developing a Managed Grazing Plan, such as defining objectives, conducting the...

This one-day, on-farm course is designed to introduce agency staff and TSPs to the basics of organic production systems. It is an introductory level course sponsored jointly by CPTP and NWTC.

Objectives include exploring organic farming system;,uniqueness, both operationally and in...

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