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We Want You!

helpwantedIf you have a combination of education and experience in agriculture, communications, marketing, and food policy, then this is the right job opportunity for you. We are seeking an agriculture specialist/outreach coordinator for our Southeast and Gulf States regions.  Read all the details here, and apply today!

 

Sustainable Agriculture

The ATTRA project has served as the premier source of information about sustainable agriculture for U.S. farmers and other agriculturists for more than twenty years. What is ATTRA? In this video, staff members introduce ATTRA’s resources and mission.

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Save Energy

For more than 32 years NCAT’s energy team has helped implement energy conservation and efficiency improvements that result in cost savings while directly impacting climate change. Our specialists have expertise in commercial, residential, and farm energy. More information can be found on our Energy Page.

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Conference: California Small Farms Conference
Topic: Field Course #1: Conservation on the Farm Field
Presenter: Rex Dufour, ~NCAT Western Regional Office Director
Location: Sacramento, California
Date: 2016-03-06
Registration Info: Rex’s presentation will highlight some of the innovative practices which California farmers are implementing to conserve soil, water, and wildlife. The 29th California Small Farm Conference is the state’s premier gathering for small-scale farmers, ranchers, and farmers market managers.

Registration Link:
www.californiafarmconference.com
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Conference: Western Montana Sheep Growers Cooperative
Topic: Grazing Strategies to Mitigate Sheep and Goat Parasites
Presenter: Dave Scott, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Missoula, Montana
Date: 2016-02-13
Registration Info: Dave Scott speaks from experience about keeping your small ruminants free of parasites. More information and registration details to come.
Registration Link:

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Conference: Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Conference
Topic: Sustainable Integrated Pest Management with Companion Planting
Presenter: Justin Duncan, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Rockwall, Texas
Date: 2016-02-12
Registration Info: The TOFGA conference features workshops, farm tours and networking opportunities. Justin will speak about managing the good and bad bugs on your farm.
Registration Link:
www.tofga.org/2016TOFGAConference
Posted: 2016-02-02 11:33:53
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Conference: Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Conference
Topic: Pastured Poultry
Presenter: Kevin Ellis, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Rockwall, Texas
Date: 2016-02-12
Registration Info: This conference features tours, speakers, workshops, and networking.
Kevin will offer valuable research-based information on incorporating poultry in your operation.
Registration Link:
www.tofga.org/2016TOFGAConference
Posted: 2016-02-02 11:31:57
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Conference: Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Conference
Topic: Alternative Sales Channels (Food Hubs & Schools)
Presenter: Robert Maggiani, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Rockwall, Texas
Date: 2016-02-12
Registration Info: The TOFGA conference will feature workshops, farm tours and more. Robert has more than 20 years experience helping farmers to market their wares, and will share success stories that will help new and existing producers.
Registration Link:
www.tofga.org/2016TOFGAConference
Posted: 2016-02-02 11:29:11
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NCAT Newsletters

  • NCAT ACTION

    A monthly newsletter featuring local solutions for a sustainable future.
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  • ATTRAnews

    Six times each year, the free ATTRAnews brings you up to date on the latest developments in sustainable agriculture, what's happening at the USDA and with Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups around the country.
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  • Weekly Harvest

    Issued every Wednesday, the Weekly Harvest e-newsletter is a Web digest of sustainable agriculture news, resources, events and funding opportunities gleaned from the Internet and featured on the ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service website.
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  • Cosecha Mensual

    NCAT's Spanish-language electronic newsletter on sustainable agriculture is issued monthly. Subscribers enjoy news items and reviews of Spanish-language resources.
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  • The Networker

    A quarterly bulletin compiled by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse.
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  • SIFT News

    SIFT (Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program) was created to help every community increase their food security by producing their own healthy food. SIFT, with NCAT, is developing a working, sustainably managed, demonstration farm on five acres at our Butte, Montana, headquarters. Learn how to commercially produce high-value, nutrient-rich food on small parcels of land.
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  • Montana DIRT e-news

    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from NCAT's food and ag programs in Montana.
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  • Southeast DIRT e-news

    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from the Southeast Regional Office.
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  • Gulf States DIRT e-news

    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from the Gulf States Regional Office.
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