Training Opportunities - Technical Design and Concepts
Soil Sampling Instructions - Various publications and guidance regarding how to take soils samples for nutrient management, large areas as well as how to submit soils samples to the lab. Collection of resources provided by NCDA&CS Agronomics Division.
Collecting Plant Tissue Samples - Developed by NDA&CS Agronomics Division.
Completing the plant Sample Information Form - Developed by NCDA&CS Agronomics Division.
Understanding the NCDA&CS Plant Analysis Report - Developed by NCDA&CS Agronomics Division.
Animal Waste Management Refresher
This training will be a review of the basic principles of animal waste planning, work both as a group and independently on typical scenarios and calculations, discuss how to address complex planning scenarios and frequently asked questions related to waste management planning. The training is hosted by DSWC.
Conservation Planning **New**
Basics of Conservation Planning - Supports CCP certification by training on Conservation Planning Steps 1-4 for all land uses. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Priority enrollment for SWCD staff, then on other Partners and then TSPs.
|Dates: October 5-9, 2015 Raleigh, NC
Cropland Conservation Planning - Supports CCP certification by training on Conservation Planning Steps 5-9 for Cropland. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Priority enrollment for 2014 BCP students, then on other NRCS and SWCD staff, then on other Partners and TSPs.
|Dates: April 7-9, 2015 Smithfield, NC
|Dates: April 21-23, 2015 Greensboro, NC
Pasture Conservation Planning - Supports CCP certification by training on Conservation Planning Steps 5-9 for Pasture. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Priority enrollment for 2014 BCP students, then on other NRCS and SWCD staff, then on other Partners and TSPs.
|Dates: July 21-23, 2015 Butner, NC
Forestry Conservation Planning - Supports CCP certification by training on Conservation Planning Steps 5-9 for Forestry. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Priority enrollment for 2014 BCP students, then on other NRCS and SWCD staff, then on other Partners and TSPs.
Dates: November 4-5, 2015 Central, NC location TBD
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) **New**
The presentations listed below are from the regional trainings during fall of 2014.
Under Cover Farmers of Stanly, NC; Using Diverse Cover Crops for Production and Profit - Video was developed by ESRI-SC ENTSC Partnership.
East National Technology Support Center
Monthly Webinars - The ENTSC offers monthly webinars on various topics and initiatives. Topics include, but are not limited, to crop rotations, soil health, conservation planning, low water crossing for livestock, microirrigation design and many, many more. These webinars are archived so you can review trainings from 2007 to present. You will also be able to join their webinar announcement list to be included in upcoming training events.
Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program (FEOP) - An award-winning
service center within the Department of
Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University's College of Natural Resources. FEOP provides
a critical outreach component bringing the academic knowledge and applied
research provided by the College of Natural Resources and NC Cooperative
Extension Forestry to the citizens of North Carolina.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
NC NRCS GIS Webinar 1: Managing Geodata and GIS Templates - Recording of a webinar provided to NRCS Area 3 staff on January 23, 2013.
NC NRCS GIS Webinar 2: Building Planning Data and Contracts in Toolkit - Recording of a webinar delivered to NRCS Area 3 field staff on February 26th, 2013
Introduction to GIS for Conservation - Free online free course uses interactive tools to present information about Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) concepts, tools, and functionality in a conservation
context. The course consists of 9 modules that can be completed at your own pace.
Completing the entire course will take approximately 12 hours. Training created and hosted by the Nature Conservancy and other leading conservation partners.
Math Refresher for Conservation Planning
Common Conversions - One page guidance that will assist in converting common units used in conservation planning.
NCSU Nutrient Management Training - In many cases, nutrient
management plans must be certified to meet federal and state technical standards. In North Carolina, to become a technical specialists approved by the NC Soil
& Water Conservation Commission this course is required with the exception of professional engineers.
**NEW** This training also supports CCP certification by training on CNMP Nutrient Management and Land Treatment Elements and non-CNMP related nutrient management planning on cropland and pastureland. It is also needed to earn NRCS JAA for a core practice: Nutrient Mgt. (590).
|Date: March 9-13, 2015 9am-4:30pm
|Date: August 3-7, 2015 9am-4:30pm **New**
|Date: March 7-11, 2016 9am-4:30pm **New**
|Location: Booth Field Learning Lab, 4000 Chi Road, Raleigh
Nutrient Management Software
Introduction to the N.C. Nutrient Management Software - The presentation will provide background
information about the software development and basic information input.
Reports - The presentation demonstrates how
to download CSV files from the Agronomic Division website, and import the soil
sample information into your plan.
Creating the Plan - A step-by-step
tutorial for creating and managing a new nutrient management plan for a typical
"wet waste" system
Poultry Litter Plan - A step-by-step
tutorial on writing a poultry litter nutrient management plan. This type of
plan is very similar to a fertilizer-only nutrient management plan.
Templates and File
Management - A step-by step
tutorial for setting-up a template initially and how to manage new plan files
Lagoon Sludge Cleanout & Closure - A step-by-step tutorial for writing a
lagoon cleanout and closure plan.
Producer Interview - A series of questions to be answered by interviewing
the producer. Answers to these questions provide most of the information needed
to write a nutrient management plan.
NMP Flowchart - A flowchart representation of the Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning
& Rotation - A simplified example of choosing a two year crop rotation
which will utilize all of the plant available nitrogen (PAN) from an animal
waste source in both years.
Planning for Flexibility in Effective Crop Rotations - Webinar developed by NC Cooperative Extension
Pest Management Certified Specialist Training **New**
This will support CCP certification by training on assessment and implementation of needed pest management risk mitigation techniques using the core-practice Integrated Pest Management (Code 595). JAA for 595 is needed to provide pest management technical assistance to producers.
Classroom training based around applying standard is required, in addition to completion of two national AgLearn online courses: “Introduction to Water Quality” and “NRCS Nutrient and Pest Management Considerations in Conservation Planning: Pest Management Track 2”.
Small group training sessions available upon request through NRCS Area Office.
Planning a Pond
The below series of presentations were training material used during the 2014 Planning a Pond Trainings. These trainings were hosted by Angela Greene and Division staff with financial support from the NC Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Important Questions for Landowner before Designing/Building a Farm Pond
General Information - NRCS JAA and Ponds in Conservation
The Permitting Process ACOE
NC Dam Safety Permitting Process
Soils and Pond Building
EFH2 Estimating Runoff Version2
Emergency Action Plans
Pond Design Training
The below series of presentations were training material used during the 2014 Pond Design Training. These trainings were hosted by Angela Greene and Division staff with financial support from the NC Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
WinPond Training - Presentation prepared by NRCS
Excavated Pond Design and Construction Considerations
Construction Layout for Ponds
Pond Sediment Removal
Introduction to Sediment Survey - Video will provide overview of how to conduct a sediment survey in an agricultural pond. Training provided by Wilson Soil and Water Conservation District staff.
Determining Side Slopes of Ponds - A video presentation by Daphne Cartner, DSWC Engineer
General Question and Answers - A video capturing discussions related to placing spoil behind dam, paying on receipts verses average costs, and post surveys.
DWQ Role & Perspective on Sediment Removal - A video presentation by Lauren Witherspoon, DWQ Environmental Senior Specialist
River Courses - The NCSU Stream Restoration Program offers a series of River Course Professional development workshops to serve the needs of environmental professionals and natural resource program managers. Such classes include but are not limited to assessment and identification of riparian vegetation and management of invasive and exotic vegetation in riparian areas.
Stewardship Monitoring Database
Entering Inspection Reports - A step by step tutorial on entering easement inspection reports in the DENR Stewardship database.
River Courses - The NCSU Stream Restoration Program offers a series of River Course Professional development workshops to serve the needs of environmental professionals and natural resource program managers. Such classes include but are not limited to stream morphology assessment, natural channel design principals, construction practices for stream restoration.
Leveling; Field Procedures and Computations - Guidance on the basics of surveying and interactive examples on keeping field notes. Created by Penn State University College of Engineering.
Leveling Example - A video for finding the elevation of a point at the end of an open traverse, when
provided the elevation of a point at the beginning of the traverse, and
the intermediate foresight and back sight measurements. Hosted by EngineeringVideosNet.
Differential Leveling Lab Exercise - Developed by University of Vermont, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Working on Field Notes - Working on field notes for differential leveling the basics (paper exercise). Developed by University of Arizona.
ToolKit 8 Training **New**
Small group training on Toolkit will be offered in various locations, statewide. Tentative dates are below, however are subject to change following National Headquarters Toolkit 8 deployment decisions. Specific locations and additional dates are still being planned.
|July 20-24, 2015
||September 14-18, 2015
|August 3-7, 2015
||September 28-October 2, 2015