2018 - Technical Training and Certification Program (Area 1 - Red River Valley Conservation Service Area)
[Technical Training and Certification 2018] (c) $3,325,000 the first year and $4,275,000 the second year are for accelerated implementation, including local resource protection and enhancement grants and statewide program enhancements of supplements for technical assistance, citizen and community outreach, compliance, and training and certification.
A. Provide Introductory Basics, Practice Standards, Design Considerations, Field Investigation and Evaluation experience; Instruction in design, implementation, certification and project documentation to increase and enhance Engineering Job Approval Authority for the design and construction of Water and Sediment Control Basins (NRCS Practice Code 638) and supporting practices.
B. Provide Introductory Basics, Practice Standards, Design Considerations, Field Investigation and Evaluation experience; Instruction in design, implementation, certification and project documentation to increase and enhance Engineering Job Approval Authority for the design and construction of Side Water Inlets / Grade Stabilization Structures (NRCS Practice Code 410) and supporting practices.
C. Provide Introductory basics, design considerations, field Investigation and evaluation experience; Instruction in plant
material selection, project design, implementation, documentation and maintenance to increase and enhance certification
for the design and construction of Raingardens and supporting practices for urban and riparian stormwater management.
D. Provide instruction on the inherent and dynamic properties of soils, use of conservation cropping systems to improve soil health and evaluation of soil health indicators; Tour on-farm examples of conservation cropping systems,
tillage and residue management, livestock incorporation, and biological techniques for fostering soil health to increase and enhance staff and producers ability to assess overall soil health and prescribe site appropriate practices to preserve or enhance vitality, resilience and sustainability of soils in varying agricultural operations.
Completed all proposed activities. Provided WASCOB classroom training to 17 attendees at the Becker County Courthouse. Provided group OTJ training to 7 SWCD staff for the survey, design and construction inspection of Side water inlets. Metro Blooms provided one day classroom to 22 member SWCD staff. Training covered technical details relating to: site assessment, runoff estimates and sizing, runoff conveyance, design documents, design troubleshooting, infiltration testing, excavation, de-compaction, grading, materials, plant selection and basic maintenance requirements.Soil Health Tour provided 57 producers, SWCD Staff and partners a two+ day hands on training experience, covering cover crops, crop diversity, tillage, nutrient and pest management, prescribed grazing and more.
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