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Energy Corps Wants You!

Energy Corps LogoInterested in making a real difference that will help people and protect our natural resources? Passionate about energy conservation and efficiencies? Join NCAT’s Energy Corps program and help communities implement solutions for sustainable energy consumption. We are currently accepting applications for Energy Corps member positions right now in Arkansas and Montana. Learn more about the program and the open positions. Hurry – service term starts in October 2014!

 

 

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Since 1976 the National Center for Appropriate Technology has been serving economically disadvantaged people by providing information and access to appropriate technologies that can help improve their lives. Learn more about NCAT

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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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
Topic: Armed To Farm
Presenter: NCAT Specialists
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Date: 2014-09-22
Registration Info: This week-long workshop will provide veterans and their spouses an opportunity to see sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises. Veterans will examine farming as a viable career and will learn about the capital, labor, and risks involved in farming, as well as the return on investment that is realistically possible.
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http://www.ncat.org/armedtofarm/
Posted: 2014-08-08 10:31:00
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Save the Date! – Two Upcoming Youth-Led Local Food Events in Montana.

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Breaking News: ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
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Diversified Farming More Favorable to Wildlife, Shows Study
A long-term study by scientists at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, published in Science, shows that evolutionarily distinct species suffer most heavily in intensively farmed areas. Researchers found, however, that an extraordinary am……

Farm to Cafeteria Network
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Summer Youth Internship Digs into Montana Community-Based Food Systems
On her first day of work at the Madison Farm to Fork greenhouse in Ennis, high school sophomore Hailee Lindemulder was feeling a little overwhelmed. “We were new to all of this,” she says, “and just got a big wave of ‘whoa!’” Understandable, as “this” refers to everything from greenhouse gardening and selling produce at...read the full a…

Energy Corps
Posted 29 August 2014 | 8:46 pm

Energy Corps Looking for a Few Good Members
Are you interested in making a real difference that will help people and protect our natural resources? The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is currently accepting applications for Energy Corps AmeriCorps member positions in Arkansas. Energy Corps members will Continue reading →…

Montana FoodCorps
Posted 10 July 2014 | 2:48 am

FoodCorps Attends the MT School Nutrition Association's Annual Conference!
In mid-June, FoodCorps service members from across Montana had the privilege of attending the annual Montana School Nutrition Association Conference in Great Falls. The theme of the conference was “Good Nutrition Makes Cents,” and indeed, not only were there workshops about cooking with lentils and new strategies for using whole grains, but there we…

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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