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NCAT is seeking a Web Application Developer to join our team in Butte, Montana. The position will work extensively with database design, programming, maintenance, and server administration. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to work with a talented and energetic information technology group. Click here to see the full job description and to download the application.


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.


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: NCAT Energy Rater and ENERGY STAR Training
Topic: Home Energy Raters (HERS) Training
Presenter: Dale Horton, ~NCAT Sustainable Energy Program Manager
Location: Missoula, MT
Date: 2015-10-12
Registration Info: This workshop will provide comprehensive energy auditor training with an emphasis on new residential construction and the Home Energy Raters rating process. This training is intended to prepare the participant to take the tests necessary to become a certified HERS Rater, a Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Verifier, and a Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Performance Tester.

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Posted: 2015-05-13 11:28:32
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Conference: NCAT’s Harvesting Clean Energy
Topic: Harvesting Clean Energy
Presenter: NCAT Specialists
Location: BIllings, Montana
Date: 2015-09-30
Registration Info: Planning is underway for this year’s Harvesting Clean Energy conference, and you should check the website,, for updates and registration information. This conference is the premier gathering of the agriculture, forestry, and energy industries and will help advance rural economic development through clean energy development, and explore maximizing profits by practicing good stewardship.
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Posted: 2015-02-09 11:32:00
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Conference: Soil Born Farms
Topic: Pastured Poultry
Presenter: Pamela Wolfe, DVM, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Rancho Cordova, California
Date: 2015-08-15
Registration Info: During the workshop, Pamela will cover a variety of poultry topics including layers and meat birds, health, breeds, nutrition, and
equipment. If you want to learn the different aspects involved in pastured poultry production, this is a great opportunity for you at no cost! Email for more information and to register.
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Posted: 2015-07-14 16:04:11
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Conference: NCAT Veterans’ Training
Topic: Armed to Farm
Presenter: NCAT Specialists
Location: Allegany County, New York
Date: 2015-08-02
Registration Info: NCAT is partnering with staff from the Cornell Small Farms program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition to conduct the week-long training for military veterans who wish to learn more skills, explore sustainable and diverse enterprises, and improve or change their farm business plans.
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Posted: 2015-07-08 17:00:31
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Conference: NCAT Field Day
Topic: Controlling Worms in Sheep and Goats
Presenter: Dave Scott, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Whitehall, Montana
Date: 2015-08-01
Registration Info: The Barber Pole Worm is the most common nematode present in sheep and goat flocks virtually anywhere in the US. If you are using chemical or organic dewormers, come learn how to increase your dewormer’s efficiency by creating refugia with the FAMACHA system. Better yet, learn how to reduce your dependence on dewormers by grazing to control parasites.
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Posted: 2015-07-08 16:51:00
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NCAT Newsletters


    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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