Phase 1 (Schedule of classroom trainings.)

In Phase 1, the producer, or attendee, will attend approximately 5-6 hours of classroom instruction on environmental stewardship related to:

  • The Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972
  • National & Louisiana water quality standards
  • Non-point Source Pollution Program
  • Prescribed Burn Management (when applicable)
  • Scenic Rivers and Streams
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Role of Conservation Districts in conservation planning and implementation
  • The NRCS Planning Process
  • Conservation Programs

Scheduled In-Person Trainings for 2023 (9am-3pm):

  • 2/28 - H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, Rayne, LA
  • 3/2 - Dean Lee Research Station, Alexandria, LA
  • 6/15 - Lincoln Parish Extension Office, Ruston, LA
  • 6/28 - Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro, LA
  • 10/19 - Hammond Research Station, Hammond, LA (Pre-registration is required - please call Donna Gentry at 318-613-9278 or email

Recorded Virtual Training:

An online Phase 1 classroom training is now available. To receive credit, you must fill out an online REGISTRATION FORM, watch all three modules and take each quiz, and complete an online evaluation. Your information will automatically be submitted and entered into our database. You may start and stop at any time but will not receive credit until all modules are complete. Questions regarding this training should be directed to

To begin online training:

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