USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presents a documentary on soil conservation pioneer Hugh Hammond Bennett, the history of our agency and the birth of the private lands conservation movement in the U.S.
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This 18-minute DVD, produced by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA, introduces students to 11 natural resources careers. Featured careers include wildlife biologist, soil conservationist, GIS specialist, snow survey specialist, range conservationist, agronomist, conservation technician, soil scientist, district conservationist, engineer, and administrative assistant.
Views: 7451 UtahAgClassroom
Featuring an interview with Carolyn M. Jones from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Dixon, CA. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/ #EngineerGirlShow highlights the amazing women in engineering and to inspire the next generation. Produced by George Retelas with his digital art students at SAE Institute. http://usa.sae.edu/ The EngineerGirl website was created to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. http://www.engineergirl.org/
Views: 277 National Academy of Engineering
GW-CEPL is proud to partner with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to offer our Strategic Leadership Development Program, providing unmatched expertise in leadership training and coaching to the organization's high potential leaders. Over the course of the last 9 years, we have supported the development of 141 NRCS leaders at levels GS-11 and higher, preparing them to move into positions of increasing strategic responsibilities within the agency. To learn more visit: https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/natural-resources-conservation-service https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/nedc/?cid=stelprdb1046663
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA has produced a series of slides on "Soil Health Awareness - Unlock the Secrets in the Soil". This is a video of that slide series. For more information on their program, visit them at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov
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The Wetlands Reserve Program is a voluntary program that provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and Tribes to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands. Learn more about the program by watching this video. For more information, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office.
Views: 2226 LouisianaNRCS
A Forward Research Report on SOIL DEGRADATION with facts from the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service-- An absolutely vital matter of grave concern! United States Department of Agriculture degraded soil link https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/soils/use/?cid=nrcs142p2_054028 Dirt The Erosion of Civilization authored by David R. Montgomery an amazing read highest recommendation https://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Civilizations-David-R-Montgomery/dp/0520272900/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543715506&sr=1-1&keywords=dirt+the+erosion+of+civilizations+david+montgomery Words can not convey the magnitude of the change; which is underway!
Views: 31 Bradford Townsend
This video interviews Nebraska farmers and ranchers who have participated in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). It explains why they participated and the benefits they have gained through the program. For more information visit www.ne.nrcs.usda.gov and click the "programs" tab.
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assisted the Quileute Tribe with a project to restore salmon access to coastal wetlands in Washington State. Additional technical assistance was provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the project was partially funded with financial assistance through the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). For more information, please visit our website at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/wa/home/ for this and other NRCS programs.
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. Watch this video to see how you can get started with NRCS. Learn more: www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted
Views: 2497 TheUSDANRCS
Healthy Soils Healthy Foods by Ray Archuleta
Views: 1288 Eric Bendfeldt
Students are introduced to career opportunities with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Employees in several disciplines (biologist, engineer, agronomist, soil scientist, etc.) explain what it takes to qualify for their job classification.
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist Joseph Hannan speaks on the steps you need to take to get funding to help build a high tunnel. Find your local NRCS office: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/contact/local/ Visit the NRCS site: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/?cid=stelprdb1046250 Find more information about crop production: http://www.iowaproduce.org/ Contact Joseph Hannan: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/people/joe-hannan For more information about Iowa State University Extension and Outreach visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/
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Presented by: Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Ph.D., West Regional Soil Health Team Leader, USDA NRCS Soil Health Division, Portland, OR View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs. Participants in this webinar will learn about the biological importance related to soil health management. Advantages and limitations for a variety of biological soil health indicators will be discussed including how they are measured and may be interpreted. As momentum and interest in soil health and soil health management practices grows across the country, farmers, crop consultants, NRCS field staff, and land managers are looking for ways to assess the status of soil health on their fields. The actions performed by the soil biota help to promote soil health by enhancing plant productivity, building stable aggregates, capturing and storing carbon, release of plant-available nutrients, and detoxifying soil pollutants. There is a great need to identify tools to help direct land management practices that help to support a healthy, diverse, and active soil community. This webinar will explore how soil biota contribute to soil health and high functioning soils and methods currently in use to measure soil biological indicators. However, no one approach is perfect. The advantages and limitations for a variety of these methods will be presented to help audience members better understand how to use them and interpret their values as well as be aware of new tests that are being investigated. This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Captions will be posted when they are available.
Jay is a graduate of North Dakota State University, in Agricultural Economics. He is employed by the USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service and started his career with NRCS in 1980. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Technician, District Conservationist, and is currently working in Bismarck, ND as a soil health specialist on NRCS’s National Soil Health Cadre. Jay grew up on a small grain and livestock farm, Jay’s interests have always centered on agriculture. Jay emphasizes Soil Health as a foundation for cropping systems, grazing systems, cover crops, soil biology, pollinators, insects, wildlife, and quality of life. In addition, Jay uses cover crops and livestock integration to connect the cropping and grazing systems together, raising the soil health bar even higher.
Views: 6826 UtahNRCS
Riparian areas benefit wildlife, livestock & the environment. See what NRCS Texas has been doing to promote them. Learn more about riparian areas: www.nrcs.usda.gov/
Views: 881 TheUSDANRCS
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) worked with Ideum to create an engaging multitouch, multiuser exhibit that helps to educate the public about their services when presented at conferences and events. Information provided in the application is vast. There is unique information for each New Mexico county, watershed, and USDA service center. Residents can find information that is relevant to them, based one where they live in the state. Read more on the Ideum site: http://ideum.com/interactive-exhibits/usda-nrcs/
Views: 1027 Ideum
Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr has been selected by the Trump administration to act as Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Lohr starts his new job on Wednesday, December 5 and comes to the position with a wealth of experience and excitement. “I am tremendously honored and humbled to be in this position,” says Lohr. “NRCS is one of those federal agencies that does so much good for our farmers and ranchers, providing financial and technical assistance.” Lohr, 47, is a fifth-generation farmer and operates Valley Pike Farm. Inc. near the rural community of Broadway, Virginia. He grew up raising poultry and row crops. Lohr, along with his wife Beth and their six children, currently grows sweet corn and vegetables, which are sold via direct marketing at his family’s on-farm stand. At the age of 19, he was elected vice president of the National FFA organization and then went on to graduate from Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. When he was 33, Lohr was elected to the Virginia state legislature and by 38, he was serving as Virginia’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He has also served as Director of Farm Credit of the Virginia’s Knowledge Center as well as various positions in the Farm Bureau organization.
Views: 122 Farming Ish
Christine Hall of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service shares why land conservation and environmental protection are important to her. Christine was interviewed at the NJ Land Conservation Conference on March 18, 2016.
Views: 104 New Jersey Conservation Foundation
When the rain comes, will your soil be ready? Management of moisture with cropland is paramount to the health of our soil and water resources. Recently, conservationists with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Dakota have been studying the effects that management has on soil properties, such as infiltration, and the results are dramatic. Studies like these show that infiltration is significantly impacted by the management practices being implemented on the land. Increased infiltration resulting from better management means that the water that falls on an operation will benefit that operation. Changes in management don't have to be drastic to have a positive influence on infiltration and ultimately the health of your natural resources and your bottom line. Climatologists are telling us that we need to adapt to be able to better manage the moisture we get where it falls. Learn more about soil and how to keep it healthy and productive. Visit the Soil Health Information Center: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/health/. For more information on this infiltration project, contact NRCS South Dakota at (605) 352-1200 or visit www.sd.nrcs.usda.gov. NRCS field offices are located across South Dakota and can help you learn more about soil and management practices for better soil health. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
Views: 3250 USDA NRCS South Dakota
It was announced on March 28, 2016, by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest $41 million in a three-year initiative to support the work of farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). The initiative helps farmers and ranchers implement science-based conservation measures to reduce runoff from farms entering the region’s waterways. This briefing was held at the Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon Ohio. In this segment, Jason Weller, Chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For the news release, visit - http://www.omirivers.org/portal/2016/03/30/usda-launches-41m-initiative-improve-wleb-water-quality
Views: 57 Tri-State Watershed Alliance
Slake Test and Capilliary Flow of Soil Quality & Water Movement (kit) with USDA NRCS SD (4:41) presented by Jeff Hemenway, State Soil Quality Specialist, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Huron, South Dakota. To learn more about soils in your area, contact your local USDA NRCS office or conservation district. Or, visit "The Secrets in the Soil" at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/health/. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Views: 1688 USDA NRCS South Dakota
A mushroom grower in Newcastle County, Delaware is partnering with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service to upgrade and improve his operation. Learn more at de.nrcs.usda.gov
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James Gore, Assistant Chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, provides comments on the value of California rice.
Views: 328 RiceNews
USDA NRCS On-Boarding video - Speaker: Jane Hardisty, NRCS Acting Deputy Chief for Management
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The US Department of Agriculture National Resource Conservation Service is tasked with providing support to preserve the nation’s natural resources. They provide farmers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation practices on the ground by promoting methods to preserve and improve natural resources and promoting Best Management Practices for environmentally sound farm production. The NRCS uses technical guides or “Conservation Practice Standards”, which contain technical information about the conservation of soil, water, air, and related plant and animal resources, as the primary scientific references for this process. For more, visit: http://extension.org/74270
See how one Montana ranch is working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to create a conservation plan to help improve its rangeland and soil health. Click HERE For More Information: http://www.NRCS.USDA.gov
Views: 290 NCBA's Cattlemen to Cattlemen
A presentation by Ray Archuleta of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service at the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. This session covered basic soil health principles necessary to build soil health, such as minimizing soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered at all times, growing a living root year round, and using plant diversity above ground to increase diversity below. It also reviewed soil health testing procedures. Learn more at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference.
Views: 44313 SARE Outreach
In Maryland, NRCS is working directly with landowners and partners to explore the different ways farmers can build healthier soil on their land. Lewis Smith, a fourth-generation farmer from Easton, Maryland, is exploring the benefits of healthy soil through a five-year cover-crop study on his 340-acre Beaver Dam Farm.
Views: 31 Maryland NRCS
Stephen Musser, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs in Alabama, presents some key NRCS programs that offer financial assistance to agriculture producers seeking to incorporate climate mitigation and adaptation as well as conservation into their practices. This webinar is part of a series offered by the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) with assistance from the Climate Learning Network that originally aired during SERCH's two-day online Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Workshop. For more webinars from the series, look through our channel or go to the archived webinars at climatewebinars.net.
Views: 419 Climate Learning Network
Presentation: "Building Soil: A Farmer's Perspective" by Jeremy Wilson, Farmer, Jamestown, North Dakota. South Dakota’s educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of soil health continues. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a cooperative agreement with the South Dakota No-Till Association, and South Dakota State University Extension for delivering these seminars with the latest soil health and productivity technology to South Dakota farmers and ranchers. This recording was made possible by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) South Dakota. This December 18, 2014 event in Aberdeen, SD was part of a series of statewide events and made possible by the additional support of: Ducks Unlimited The South Dakota Wheat Commission Monsanto The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Wheat Growers North Central Farmers Elevators SARE SD South Dakota No Till Association SDSU Extension Service USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service To learn more about managing for healthier soils, contact your location USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff or visit the Soil Health Information Center at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/health/. March 2015 USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
Views: 5008 USDA NRCS South Dakota