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Training

Drawing on deep technical expertise as well as organizational experience, CTIC has planned and facilitated meetings, workshops and trainings around the world. CTIC works closely with federal and state agencies, conservation districts, and non-profits to ensure effective two-way communication. Current training programs include technical workshops for EPA staff and partners as well as sessions for crop consultants and other farm advisors. NARS Technical Training Workshops Working with US EPA on its National Aquatic Resource Surve ... more.

Ag Consulting Trainings

About the Project Through a collaborative agreement with the US EPA, CTIC will provide leadership and technical support to successfully plan, organize, coordinate, evaluate and share information from five workshops held between 2015 and 2020. These workshops will provide attendees the foundation to target, design, and implement conservation practices for their clients. Practices covered will inc ... more.

Ag Consulting Trainings

... 4:30 PM—Stuttgart Public Library Topics of discussion Identify symptoms suggesting need for conservation - Mike Taylor, Farmer (30 min) Selecting right practices - John Lee, NRCS (90 min) Resources for technical support - Keith Scoggins, NRCS Selecting a contractor - Keith Scoggins, NRCS Arkansas’ nutrient reduction strategy and how practices covered by this training protect water quality - Ken Brazil, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (15-30 min) Wednesday August 23 8:00 AM—Check-in, coffee and donuts at Stuttgart Public Library 8:30 AM—Bus departs for Terry Dabbs’ farm Outdoors on the farm Discovery Farms: Water quality monitoring as a driver of voluntary conservation adoption - Mike Da ... more.

R Training

R Training 2015 Below is the pre-conference webinar conducted by John Van Sickle on April 21, 2015. It is a basic introduction on using the R software.

Ag Consulting Training Resources

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R Training

April 29-30, 2015 U.S. EPA Region 8 Office 1595 Wynkoop Street Denver, Colorado This hands-on training taught participants how to use R to manipulate data, generate population estimates (e.g., Good, Fair, Poor), and produce bar graphs and CDF plots using the 2007 lakes data set. Click here to see the agenda.

AG CONSULTANT TRAINING

Target Audience In addition to the memberships of project partners, CTIC will design the workshops with the following groups in mind: - Agricultural retailers - Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) - Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) - Members of Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) - National Alliance of Independent Crop Consulta ... more.

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING ON WATER QUALITY TRADING FOR AGRICULTURE AND WASTEWATER FACILITIES

... improvement.However, many potential participants lack awareness and understandingof thetrading process. CTIC worked with partners to develop and deliver fourdetailed, intensive and interactive workshops,in Ohio, Indiana, and Maryland, to educate agricultural operators, agricultural advisers and municipal wastewater facilities. The training, built on CTIC's publication, "Getting Paid for Stewardship: An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide," produced through a cooperative agreement with EPA. The workshops relayed information from the Guide and brought together participantsfor balanced discussion and interaction. Post surveys showed thatmost workshop participants shared informati ... more.

Training for the Mid-Atlantic CCA IPM Exam

CCA Training Training for the Mid-Atlantic CCA IPM Exam

Animal Waste Management Software Training Video

Design of manure storage and treatment facilities requires an understanding of the operation involved in food animal production and engineering design principles. It also requires access to manure production data, as well as reporting and presentation software to put it all together. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service created the Animal Waste Management computer program to bring all of the ... more.

Past Tours

... The 2010 Tour, which consisted of seven stops, highlighted farms and farmers in east central Virginia who run profitable operations and provide communities with valuable ecosystem services.Click here to learn more about the success of the 2010 Conservation In Action Tour. See what 2010 participants said about the Tour... “Today’s tour has been the highlight of my professional training for this year! I not only gained very useful CEU’s in Soil and Water Management…I got to network with people I have not been introduced to before….this was a great experience.” "I thought this year’s tour was focused much more on solutions than merely on practices and that was GREAT!" "We utilize cover crops on our farm knowing how importan ... more.

Additional Resources

... Projects Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Grazing and Rangeland Hypoxia Know Your Watershed Leadership Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) No-Till National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) Nutrient Management Operational Tillage Assessment System (OpTIS) Pasture Ridge Till Soil Health Strip Till Tours Training Water Quality Watershed Groups Watershed Implementation and Innovation Network (WIIN) Weed Management Wetlands

2010 Tour Wrap-Up

... interview with Tim Healey, CTIC chair and Vice President for Regulatory Affairs with Agrotain International. Watch a video of the tour which includes our many participants, staff, and sponsors. See what participants are saying about the most valuable part of the Tour... “Today’s tour has been the highlight of my professional training for this year! I not only gained very useful CEU’s in Soil and Water Management…I got to network with people I have not be introduced to before….this was a great experience.” "We utilize cover crops on our farm knowing how important they are. I learned so much more today and look forward to putting it into practice. THANK YOU!" ... more.

National Aquatic Resource Surveys

The National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) are collaborative programs between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states and tribes that assess the quality of the nation's inland and coastal waters, providing vital data that can help guide conservation efforts on the landscape. CTIC works with EPA and its partners on technical training to carry out NARS assessments, and to promote conservation systems that help protect and improve water quality. Through articles, videos and other media, we hope to inform farmers and landowners about water quality issues, inspire them to adopt practices that help address those challenges, and show their neighbors the steps that these dedicated stewards are taking to protect and improve our na ... more.

National Aquatic Resources Workshops

In 2010, EPA granted funds to CTIC for five years to plan and facilitate aquatic resource monitoring training workshops for states, tribes and other stakeholders. Since then, CTIC has been awarded a grant to conduct these workshops until 2020. CTIC will continue to enhance collaboration, communication, coordination and technology transfer among the more than 800 professionals attending the workshops.

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Workshop

... 4:30 PM—Stuttgart Public Library Topics of discussion Identify symptoms suggesting need for conservation - Mike Taylor, Farmer (30 min) Selecting right practices - John Lee, NRCS (90 min) Resources for technical support - Keith Scoggins, NRCS Selecting a contractor - Keith Scoggins, NRCS Arkansas’ nutrient reduction strategy and how practices covered by this training protect water quality - Adrian Baber or Ken Brazil (15-30 min) Wednesday August 23 8:00 AM—Check-in, coffee and donuts at Stuttgart Public Library 8:30 AM—Bus departs for Terry Dabbs’ farm Outdoors on the farm Discovery Farms: Water quality monitoring as a driver of voluntary conservation adoption - Mike Daniels, Arkansas Discove ... more.

2017 National Workshop/Conference

2017 National Workshop/Conference The Future of NARS: Building on Our Shared Successes December 5-7, 2017 NOAA Training Center Silver Spring, MD Agenda (includes links to presentations) Pre-workshop Webinars

Past Workshops

Click on the links below for more information from past workshops, including materials, presentations and webinars. National Coastal Lakes Wetlands R Training

May 1 and May 2, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio This training was co-located with the National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s (NWQMC) Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 28-May 2. The R training was a one day, interactive session held on May 1 or May 2, 2014 and focused on the analysis of NARS data using the R computing language. Topics included: Data preparation: building a state-level dataset. How to compute population estimates ... more.

2012 Workshop

The objectives of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) Workshop and Training Sessions were to bring together EPA, State, Tribal and other partners working on water monitoring issues across waterbody types to: Discuss and share information on the national aquatic resource surveys and their relationship to other state/tribal programs. Provide technical training and tools so that States, Tribes and other partners can build their capacity to implement aquatic resource ... more.

Workshops

... to 4:30 PM - Stuttgart Public Library Topics of discussion Identify symptoms suggesting need for conservation - Mike Taylor, Farmer (30 min) Selecting right practices - John Lee, NRCS (90 min) Resources for technical support - Keith Scoggins, NRCS Selecting a contractor - Keith Scoggins, NRCS Arkansas’ nutrient reduction strategy and how practices covered by this training protect water quality - Ken Brazil, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (15-30 min) Wednesday August 23 8:00 AM - Check-in, coffee and donuts at Stuttgart Public Library 8:30 AM—Bus departs for Terry Dabbs’ farm Outdoors on the farm Discovery Farms: Water quality monitoring as a driver of voluntary conservation adoption - Mike Daniels, Arkansas Discovery Farms (3 ... more.

Conservation Technology Information Center Strategic Plan

... information, producers will make good decisions for their land. And, we believe that producers deserve to get trustworthy information, in a timely manner, from a dependable source. CTIC works with the people and groups across the country that provide advice and guidance for producers’ production and conservation decisions. Through research, information exchange, partnership building, training and more, CTIC offers practical and affordable solutions that make sense for the producer and the environment. CTIC provides reliable information to support environmentally responsible and economically viable decision making in agriculture. And, by accessing our network of agribusiness, associations, researchers, scientists, media, educators and ag advisors, we will distribute that information ... more.

NATIONAL AQUATIC RESOURCES WORKSHOPS

This national workshop will bring together EPA, State, Tribal and other partners working on water monitoring issues across waterbody types to discuss and share information on the national aquatic resource surveys and their relationship to other state/tribal programs, provide technical training and tools so that States, Tribes and other partners can build their capacity to implement aquatic resource surveys at multiple scales (data management, analysis, interpretation) and to rovide examples of how to use the aquatic resource survey methodology to inform state and tribal needs at multiple scales. Visit the National Aquatic Resource Surveys web site for more information.

NATIONAL AQUATIC RESOURCES WORKSHOPS

This national workshop will bring together EPA, State, Tribal and other partners working on water monitoring issues across waterbody types to discuss and share information on the national aquatic resource surveys and their relationship to other state/tribal programs, provide technical training and tools so that States, Tribes and other partners can build their capacity to implement aquatic resource surveys at multiple scales (data management, analysis, interpretation) and to rovide examples of how to use the aquatic resource survey methodology to inform state and tribal needs at multiple scales. Visit the National Aquatic Resource Surveys web site for more information.

South Carolina's Confined Animal Manure Manager website

... with Clemson University, the Clemson Extension Service, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The team was assembled in 1998 to comply with State Regulation R.61-43, which states: 100.190.A An operator of a new or existing swine facility, lagoon, manure storage pond, or manure utilization area shall complete a training program on the operation of swine manure management created by Clemson University. 200.190.A An operator of an animal facility or manure utilization area shall attend a training program on the operation of animal manure management under the program created by Clemson University.

Virginia Tech-Geography Dept.

... and value of a spacial perspective, and an understanding of the complex interrelationships between peoples and their environments at a variety of scales. Their goal is to provide students with the intellectual and technical skills to synthesize information, become critical thinkers, develop into better and more informed citizens, and find success in employment or further academic training. To learn more about the Virginia Tech Geography Department, visit www.geography.vt.edu/

NOW HIRING - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

... and distribute news releases maintain media relations develop and maintain social media presence oversee development and delivery of communications/information materials create marketing/public relations strategy to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with members, partners and target audiences develop and deliver presentations, trainings and workshops moderate and facilitate meetings manage content on CTIC web site assist Executive Director in membership and fundraising efforts; includes developing materials and meeting with members and prospective members assist with writing and editing proposals work on grant-funded projects as needed other tasks as assigned by Executive Director ... more.

AQUATIC RESOURCES WORKSHOPS

In 2010, CTIC received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund the "Aquatic Resource Monitoring Technical Training Workshops for States, Tribes and Other Stakeholders" project. Over the next three years, CTIC will provide the leadership and technical support to conduct seven aquatic resource-specific workshops and two national conferences covering all aquatics resource types. These workshops and conferences will enhance the collaboration, communication, coordination and technology transfer among over 800 ... more.

Watershed Academy

The EPA's Watershed Academy provides training opportunities and other resources regarding watershed utilization. Users can participate in training tools, webcasts and others informational sessions. To view publications produced by the Watershed Academy, a list of seminars and other training courses or other information, click here.

Conservation In Action Tour 2010 "Best Tour Yet"

... interview with Tim Healey, CTIC chair and Vice President for Regulatory Affairs with Agrotain International. Watch a video of the tour which includes our many participants, staff, and sponsors. See what participants are saying about the most valuable part of the Tour... “Today’s tour has been the highlight of my professional training for this year! I not only gained very useful CEU’s in Soil and Water Management…I got to network with people I have not be introduced to before….this was a great experience.” "We utilize cover crops on our farm knowing how important they are. I learned so much more today and look forward to putting it into practice. THANK YOU!" ... more.

Water Quality Trading Workshop Presentations (August 26-27, 2009)

Speaker Presentations Benefits and Obstacles in Water Quality Trading - George Kelly, Environmental Banc & Exchange Ohio's Great Miami River Watershed - Dusty Hall, The Miami Conservancy District Water Quality Credit Training Workshop - Jim Klang, Kieser & Associates Aggregators: Examples and Opportunities - Jamie McCarthy, Kieser & Associates Sauk River Watershed Ecosystem Services Project - Jim Klang, Kieser & Associates Great Miami River Watershed Water Quality Credit Trading Program - Sarah Hippensteel, The Miami Conservancy District Nutrient Management for the Ohio River - Peter Te ... more.

CASA Conference Call February 2010

... teeth” into NTOP message. Also working to take over one of KSU research farms, in heart of typical Kansas soil. Preparing for grower meeting in March; Dave Brandt coming back to attend and speak. NRCS –Bill: still want effort to get RUSLE 2 databases (which are updated for cover crops and different management systems) disseminated throughout the region. Want to have training for state agronomist to understand how to use systems like continuous cover and no-till. Bill Puckett leaving HQ to be state conservationist in Alabama. CTIC – Tour planned for July 29, 2009 and invites all CASA to attend. Requested success stories for information campaign. Next Steps: •KS send email: list serve, news release, next call is March 3 at 11am eastern ... more.

Livestock Waste Management June 2010

... information addressing the priorityissues ofprofessionalstaking the lead in increasing conservation at the farm level.Positive response frompartner agencies -- particularly the State Conservation Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, NRCS, and county conservation districts --made it clear that the product and electronic delivery met training and informationneeds –in a way that preserves limitedtravel dollars. The Penn State team that created the webinar series crosses multiple disciplines – drawing from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering-, Dairy and Animal Science-, and Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology departments with information technology specialist support from the College ... more.

Water Quality Credit Trading Workshop

... Credit Trading programs bring together agriculture and the wastewater community to solve difficult water quality issues.The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), in conjunction with the Environmental Trading Network (ETN), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Certified Crop Advisers, is hosting a two-day water quality credit trading workshop. This will be a detailed, intensive training program on water quality trading for agricultural operators, ag advisors, potential water quality trading aggregators and municipal wastewater facilities. Expert speakers will introduce the concepts, benefits and challenges of trading and the steps involved in developing a trading program. The training will include interactive "breakout" sessions to give participants specific skills to ... more.

South Carolina's Confined Animal Manure Manager website

... with Clemson University, the Clemson Extension Service, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The team was assembled in 1998 to comply with State Regulation R.61-43, which states: 100.190.A An operator of a new or existing swine facility, lagoon, manure storage pond, or manure utilization area shall complete a training program on the operation of swine manure management created by Clemson University. 200.190.A An operator of an animal facility or manure utilization area shall attend a training program on the operation of animal manure management under the program created by Clemson University.

Water Quality Trading Workshop (July 8-9, 2009)

... that serve as a kind of broker, facilitating trading). Expert speakers will include EPA representatives, water quality trading policy and program design experts, credit aggregators, wastewater treatment plant representatives and agriculture representatives. They will introduce the concepts, benefits and challenges of trading and the steps involved in developing a trading program. The training will include breakout sessions to give participants specific skills to develop or participate in a trading program. Case studies from will be highlighted so participants can learn from existing trading programs. Plan to attend the workshop on July 8 and 9. If you have questions, please contact CTIC at 765-494-9555 or ctic@conservationinformation.org. Sponsorship opportunities are avail ... more.

California Conservation Tillage Workgroup

Established 1998 The purpose of the Conservation Tillage Workgroup is to 1) develop knowledge and exchange information on conservation tillage production systems, 2) coordinate related research and extension programs, 3) respond to needs for information on reduced tillage production alternatives, and 4) plan and conduct statewide and regional conferences, workshops and training demonstrations as well as produce UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) publications and internet materials that summarize research that the workgroup conducts. In addition, the Workgroup pursues means and opportunities for increasing the adoption of conservation tillage in California. Mission, Goals and Contact Information Workgroup Purpose, Structure and Operational Pr ... more.