The land that farmers and agriculture workers use to produce food and crops often comes into close contact with waterways and other areas that are under the stewardship of watershed management associations. When agriculture workers and watershed managers collaborate, they can contribute to improving ecosystems.
By the end of this training, learners will create a plan that will foster greater collaboration between their watershed management organization and agriculture partners.
The assessment for this microcredential will require learners to:
To develop competency, learners will:
This microcredential will introduce watershed managers to the value and impact of collaboration between watershed management and workers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. It will focus on the ecology of watersheds and how they interact with agro-ecosystems and will cover topics such as: soil and water conservation practices, sustainable land use management practices, crop management, and nutrient and pest management. This microcredential will examine the impacts of high population growth, population density, a changing climate, land use changes and the use of natural resources on our ecosystem.
Learners will examine the relationship between watersheds and agriculture, and explore topics such as crop management, soil erosion, precision agriculture, fertilizer applications, pest management, and protecting natural assets from a collaborative lens. Learners will identify opportunities for growth and design a strategy for both sectors to work together toward a more resilient agro-ecosystem.