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USDA NRCS Honey Bee Monitoring Training

Participants will learn how to conduct monitoring required for the 2014 Honey Bee Habitat Effort in the Northern Great Plains and Great Lakes states.

Webinar Date:   May 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:16 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Lighting Systems: Analysis, Performance, and Energy Conservation Opportunities

This webinar will provide participants with a working understanding of how lighting systems function within agricultural facilities and how to use recent advances in technology and design to improve efficiency and performance.

Webinar Date:   May 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:57 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Development of an Acid Scrubber for Removal of Ammonia from Mechanically Ventilated Broiler Houses

This webinar will give participants an overview of the design and operation of the ARS Air Scrubber; a device for reducing ammonia, dust and odor emissions from poultry houses.

Webinar Date:   May 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   01:09 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

On-Farm Food Safety and Conservation

Learn about co-managing food safety and conservation in specialty crops by increasing your understanding about the fate and transport of food-borne pathogens, and about multiple conservation and food safety practices that when used together can minimize food safety concerns.

Webinar Date:   May 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Market Access Standards (BMAS)

Bio-based energies no longer automatically qualify toward renewable energy mandates. Instead, they must prove their environmental and social credentials through verification systems that demonstrate achievement beyond fossil energy baselines. Several private standards have emerged in recent years to assist the sector in meeting certification requirements in Europe and the Uni...

Webinar Date:   May 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   MP4
Archived:   Yes   View

Using RUSLE2 to Evaluate Soil Health Planning Principles

Participate to improve your understanding of how RUSLE2 and its inputs, including tillage operations, crops, climate, residue, management adjustments, and others, relate to NRCS’ four soil health planning principles.

Webinar Date:   May 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:03 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Agricultural Working Lands and Wildlife: Biological Responses to Conservation Efforts on Working Farms in the Calapooia Watershed, Oregon

Participants will learn how fish, invertebrates, and amphibians respond to conservation practices on grass seed farms in intermittent streams and wetlands in western Oregon.

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:53 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Introduction to Chain of Custody Certification for Forest Owners

The presentation outlines how wood certification works with a focus on linking forest and chain-of-custody certification that works for forest owners, loggers and forest industry. The presentation is designed to provide private forest owners and aligned professionals with unbiased information on certification and to understand the benefits and costs for all those involved in ce...

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:45 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Small mammal, reptile and amphibian response to biomass harvesting

Demand for renewable energy sources is expected to continue to increase. Woody biomass from forests will likely be the primary source of renewable energy in the southeastern United States due to its low cost and availability. Gleaning of harvest residuals, such as tops, limbs and small-diameter trees, may reduce down woody debris that small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians us...

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Forest Certification for Forest Owners

The presentation outlines how forest certification is working in the eastern U.S. with a special focus on opportunities for private non-industrial woodland owners. The presentation is designed to provide private forest owners and aligned professionals with the background necessary to make wise decisions relative to certification.

Webinar Date:   May 7, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:45 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Short Rotation Woody Crops for Phytoremediation Applications

The rapid development of bioenergy industries have the potential to create a large demand for woody biomass that may exceed the ability of conventional forestry to sustainably supply them. Marginal and degraded lands that are not suitable for agricultural production could be an ideal source for future feedstocks. One example of marginal and degraded lands is municipal wastewate...

Webinar Date:   Apr 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Preparing a Seeding Plan for Conservation Practices

Participate to learn methods and procedures that will help to develop a plan for the successful seeding of conservation areas.

Webinar Date:   Apr 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Biomass harvesting guidelines implementation: challenges and opportunities, including inventory techniques

This webinar will present the findings from on-the-ground implementation of alternative biomass retention approaches, discussing the feasibility of operational application. Professional loggers were asked to apply varying percentages and distribution patterns of logging debris (woody biomass) after harvest – their results and impressions will be discussed, as well as a quick ...

Webinar Date:   Apr 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

The National Agricultural Library: Electronic Services and Resources for NRCS Employees

Participants will learn how to access and use the electronic resources and services of the National Agricultural Library with emphasis on those available via DigiTop, USDA’s Digital Desktop Library.

Webinar Date:   Apr 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Water, Irrigation, and U.S. Agriculture

This webinar will provide a national perspective on the water demands from irrigated agriculture and the potential for conservation to provide water for competing uses.

Webinar Date:   Apr 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:49 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Managing Fertilization Prescriptions

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about the eco-physiology of woodlands in the southeast and the best silvicultural practices to keep those trees resilient and thriving? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Ecophysiology Shortcourse! This multi-part webinar series will continue a monthly schedule of content aimed...

Webinar Date:   Apr 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Opinions of forest managers, loggers and landowners in NC regarding biomass harvesting guidelines

Forest managers, loggers and landowners will be directly affected by biomass harvesting policies and markets. These key stakeholders were interviewed regarding their experience with woody biomass harvesting and their opinions of the operational and financial feasibility of biomass harvesting guidelines (BHGs). This webinar will present their perspectives and discuss the implic...

Webinar Date:   Apr 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Wet Meadow Restoration in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

This webinar introduces the use of low cost bio-engineering to restore streams and improve meadow hydrology.

Webinar Date:   Apr 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Managing for Soil Health on Dryland - A Farmer's Perspective

Join the webinar to learn how a dryland farmer in Colorado uses cover crops and cover crop mixes to improve soil health and preserve moisture on his farm.

Webinar Date:   Apr 8, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: The status and potential future of biomass harvesting guidelines

This webinar will address existing state and regional biomass harvesting guidelines (BHGs), including southeastern examples, and consider the national and international policy context for BHGs.

Webinar Date:   Apr 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Endangered Species Act Compliance for the Sage-grouse Initiative

This webinar will give participants an understanding of the Endangered Species Act, related USDA NRCS policy and regulations, and the requirements of the Sage-grouse Conference Report.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   01:38 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Tree Physiological Responses to Extreme Stress

Presented by Dr. Michael Tyree, Assistant Professor and Homer T. Rogers professorship of Eco-physiology at Louisiana Tech University.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:56 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Nutrient Cycling and Nutrient Deficiencies in Production Forests

Presented by Dr. Jeremy Stovall, Assistant Professor of Silviculture at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:52 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Climate Predication Made Difficult

Presented by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon - Texas State Climatologist & Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:48 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MP4
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Stand Establishment

Dr. Michael Blazier - Associate Professor and Forestry Research Project Leader at Louisiana State University.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Hurricanes in a Changing Climate

Presented by Dr. Barry Keim - Louisiana State Climatologist and LSU Professor of Geography and Anthropology.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:28 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MP4
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Climate Resources

Hal Needham, Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, discusses various web-based climate tools and resources helpful to natural resource managers.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:24 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

Cover Crops: Why grow a crop you don't sell?

The participant will learn about the transition to cover crops, an economics method for assessing the on-farm value of cover crops, and criteria for judging a case study.

Webinar Date:   Mar 28, 2014 11:00 am
Length:   00:59 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Wetland Restoration Hydrology and Design Overview

This webinar will cover the selection and use of appropriate techniques for the restoration of wetland hydrology.

Webinar Date:   Mar 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:08 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Silvopasturing: A Solution to Some 21st Century Challenges on Rural Landscapes

Silvopasturing has vast potential throughout the country to increase the profitability of rural land ownership while at the same time addressing numerous environmental challenges through the sustainable and symbiotic production of timber and livestock on the same acreage. In the modern world of invasive plants, high land ownership costs, and mounting challenges to healthy and ...

Webinar Date:   Mar 26, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Nutrient Cycling and Nutrient Deficiencies in Production Trees

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about the eco-physiology of woodlands in the southeast and the best silvicultural practices to keep those trees resilient and thriving? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Ecophysiology Shortcourse! This multi-part webinar series will continue a monthly schedule of content aimed...

Webinar Date:   Mar 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

The Renewable Fuels Standard Fuel Petition Process and Other Requirements for Potential Biofuel Facilities

NOTE: This live webinar event, being hosted using Cisco WebEx, is limited to the first 100 participants. Please plan on joining this webinar 15 minutes before its scheduled start time. With advanced biofuels refineries coming online around the country and many more in the planning phase, it will be important for landowners, biomass collection, harvest, storage and transport...

Webinar Date:   Mar 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   MOV - QuickTime Streaming Format
Archived:   Yes   View

Key NRCS Energy Practices: Farmstead Energy, Lighting, and Building Envelope

Learn about a) the three legs of the stool for Ag energy conservation; b) practices created to implement on-farm energy upgrades; c) the relationship between the practices and ASABE S612; and d) heat transfer mechanisms that affect structures, equipment, and mechanical systems.

Webinar Date:   Mar 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:01 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 6 - DWM Layouts: New and Retrofits

Learn how to design or retrofit a drainage system layout to facilitate drainage water management. This module is the sixth in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 2 - Basic Drainage Concepts, Tools and Resources

Learn about basic drainage topics including soil properties, drainage needs, drainage intensity relative to subsurface drainage depth and spacing, and the tools and resources that are available to help the designer. This module is the second in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 5 - Water Control Structures

Learn about the typical structure types that are used in drainage water management and how to use them in designs. This module is the fifth in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 4 - DWM Concepts and Land Suitability

Learn about the purpose and benefits of drainage water management, resource concerns addressed, land suitability, and complementary conservation practices. This module is the fourth in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   Other - Not Specified
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 1 - Background on Drainage and Water Quality

Learn about the history and extent of drainage, and why drainage water management is an important component of the conservation toolbox. This module is the first in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:44 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 8 - Related Conservation Practices

Learn about other conservation practices that can be used to improve drainage water quality, such as bioreactors, saturated buffers, along with a brief discussion of subirrigaton. This module is the final in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 3 - DWM Planning Process

Learn what you need to get when conservation planning with a producer interested in doing drainage water management. This module is the third in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:18 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Soil Health and Production Benefits of Mob Grazing

This webinar focuses on how both soil health and productivity can be improved by managing grazing to mimic the impact bison had on prairies, a system characterized by high plant diversity, intensive grazing, trampling of vegetation, and long rest periods.

Webinar Date:   Mar 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

In Field Drying of Woody Biomass: A NCSU project to transform forest economies with a value added fuel

In Field Drying offers the opportunity for woody biomass energy to increase in supply and decrease in cost. Landowners, loggers, and producers all stand to benefit from natural drying processes. NCSU has worked to document the drying schedules of logging residues, the time and energy use in microchipping green and dried logging residues, and scanning moisture content at the t...

Webinar Date:   Mar 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   MOV - QuickTime Streaming Format
Archived:   Yes   View

Income Tax on Timber for Your 2013 Tax Return Filing

To help prepare for filing 2013 tax returns, this timber tax webinar will cover: tax deductions, timber income reporting, 1099-S filing, basis, depletion, cost share, loss, Form T and the new 3.8% investment tax.

Webinar Date:   Mar 5, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Engineering Field Tools: Overview and Recent Updates (version 3.3.0.5)

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will know the basic capabilities of the Engineering Field Tools software, with emphasis on recently added functionality.

Webinar Date:   Feb 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:10 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Biology and Ecology of Temperature - Managing for Temperature and Water

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about the eco-physiology of woodlands in the southeast and the best silvicultural practices to keep those trees resilient and thriving? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Ecophysiology Shortcourse! This multi-part webinar series will continue a monthly schedule of content aimed...

Webinar Date:   Feb 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: The Connection Between Water Stress and Plant Productivity

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about the eco-physiology of woodlands in the southeast and the best silvicultural practices to keep those trees resilient and thriving? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Ecophysiology Shortcourse! This multi-part webinar series will continue a monthly schedule of content aimed...

Webinar Date:   Feb 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 7: Planning for Natural Areas, Scenic Beauty, and Wild and Scenic Rivers Special Environmental Concerns

Participate to learn how to identify, evaluate, and document on the NRCS-CPA-52, Environmental Evaluation Worksheet, the impacts of conservation actions on Natural Areas, Scenic Beauty, and Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Webinar Date:   Feb 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:13 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Core NRCS Conservation Practices for Enhancing Soil Health

This webinar focuses on how several core NRCS conservation practices can be used by farmers to improve soil health, linking them to the four soil health planning principles, i.e. minimizing disturbance, maximizing diversity, keeping a living root growing, and maintaining residue cover.

Webinar Date:   Feb 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   01:10 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Soil Health and New Soil Testing Methods

This webinar will give participants an overview of soil health and new soil testing tools for N-P-K that take into account the contribution of soil microbes, allowing producers to make informed nutrient management decisions.

Webinar Date:   Feb 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:47 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Feed Management for Dairy Operations to Reduce Air Emissions

This webinar will give participants an overview of feed management opportunities to reduce air emissions from dairy operations.

Webinar Date:   Feb 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:54 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View
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