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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.
Registration Link:
http://www.ncat.org/armedtofarm/
Posted: 2014-08-08 10:31:00
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Conference: NCAT
Topic: Armed To Farm
Presenter: NCAT Specialists
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Date: 2014-09-15
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.
Registration Link:
http://www.ncat.org/armedtofarm/
Posted: 2014-08-08 10:29:37
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Conference: U.S. Botanic Garden
Topic: Managing the 4 Ps: Pollinators, Parasites, Predators & Pests
Presenter: Rex Dufour, ~NCAT Western Regional Office Director
Location: Washington, DC
Date: 2014-09-07
Registration Info: This is a repeat of the workshop offered Saturday, Sept. 6. This workshop will provide participants with information about creating urban habitat for a range of pollinators, parasites and predators, and how to conserve these beneficials. It will also discuss some common pests, and approaches to managing them.
Registration Link:
www.usbg.gov/events/2014/05/13/managing-4-ps-pollinators-parasites-predators-pests-0
Posted: 2014-08-08 10:37:02
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Conference: U.S. Botanic Garden
Topic: Managing the 4 Ps: Pollinators, Parasites, Predators & Pests
Presenter: Rex Dufour, ~NCAT Western Regional Office Director
Location: Washington, DC
Date: 2014-09-06
Registration Info: This workshop will provide participants with information about creating urban habitat for a range of pollinators, parasites and predators, and how to conserve these beneficials. It will also discuss some common pests, and approaches to managing them.
Registration Link:
www.usbg.gov/events/2014/05/13/managing-4-ps-pollinators-parasites-predators-pests-0
Posted: 2014-08-08 10:38:15
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Conference: Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training (SIFT)
Topic: Season Extension
Presenter: Tammy Howard, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Butte, Montana
Date: 2014-09-03
Registration Info: Learn about the different approaches and structures that can extend your growing season. Email zoec@ncat.org for more information and to register.
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Posted: 2014-08-08 10:26:44
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Breaking News: ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
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USDA Awards Value-Added Producer Grants
USDA is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market through Rural Development's Value-Added Producer Grant program. The program helps agricultural producers grow their businesses by tu……

Farm To Cafeteria Network
Posted 15 August 2014 | 2:18 pm

Mark your calender for this year’s Montana Crunch Time!
Celebrate Food Day and National Farm to School Month by joining schools, colleges, preschools and individuals across the state as they crunch into locally and regionally grown apples at 2:00 p.m. on October 24th. Start planing now for this second annual event, and stay tuned for more information coming to opi.mt.gov/Farm2School.

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…

Energy Corps
Posted 7 May 2014 | 5:41 pm

A reflection of skills gained
Read about Alyssa’s skills gained during her Energy Corps term: As my service term with Energy Corps comes to an end I have taken the time to reflect back on these past eleven months. I began Energy Corps two weeks Continue reading →…

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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  • Smart Growth Online Newsletter

    State by State news headlines will be sent to you biweekly. These include news summaries, information on the latest print, web, audio, and visual resources, and smart growth events.
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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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    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from the Gulf States Regional Office.
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