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Apply Now! Applications Available for April Armed to Farm Veteran Training in Montana

Apply Now! Applications Available for April Armed to Farm Veteran Training in Montana

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now accepting applications from military veterans who want to attend our week-long Armed to Farm (ATF) Training. ATF allows veterans and their spouses to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore agriculture as a viable career. ATF’s engaging blend of farm tours, hands-on experience, and interactive… Read More >

Energy Corps Makes It Happen!

Energy Corps Makes It Happen!

An Energy Corps AmeriCorps member can bring vitality and enthusiasm to your clean energy or environmental project, and NCAT is now accepting applications from organizations in Montana interested in hosting a member. Energy Corps members are motivated and committed individuals who help with projects involving energy education and outreach, hands-on energy assistance, and community energy… Read More >

Get The Dirt from NCAT Southeast

Get The Dirt from NCAT Southeast

Welcome to the summer edition of NCAT Southeast’s newsletter, The Dirt! We hope you’re enjoying this season of garden-fresh veggies and fruit, longer days, and bright sunshine. We’ve been busy in the office producing podcasts, publications, and tutorials, but we’ve also had a chance to get outside for some fun workshops—read about them below. You… Read More >

Arkansas Armed to Farm Trains 30 Veterans

Arkansas Armed to Farm Trains 30 Veterans

We recently trained our largest Armed to Farm class since the program began in 2013: 30 veterans from 15 states spent June 12-16 in Fayetteville, AR, learning about small-scale sustainable farming. If you’ve ever wondered exactly what we do all week, check out our detailed recap below! Monday: We spent the morning in the classroom,… Read More >

Armed to Farm Alumni Spotlight: Eric Grandon

Armed to Farm Alumni Spotlight: Eric Grandon

In 2011, Eric Grandon was searching his land for an answer. Eric served nearly 20 years in the Army, completing six deployments to the Middle East including combat tours during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom II. In 2011, Eric found himself in the middle of a PTSD flashback that left him unable to… Read More >

Summer on the Mississippi Demo Farm

Summer on the Mississippi Demo Farm

After a busy spring of preparations, demonstration farm manager Sam Humphrey got to enjoy the satisfaction of a harvest this week.  He picked the first of his crop of banana peppers and says they tasted delicious!  He is closely watching the tomatoes as they set fruit and the other varieties of peppers he planted, anticipating… Read More >

Farmers Learn Finances

Farmers Learn Finances

Regional Director Rockiell Woods is finishing up a series of workshops for Mississippi farmers and ranchers this month, teaching producers about financial opportunities that they might have been unaware of, or that might have seemed unattainable. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers financial assistance to farmers nationwide, but many farmers are either unaware of… Read More >

Need Help With Your Energy Efficiency or Conservation Project?

Need Help With Your Energy Efficiency or Conservation Project?

Let Energy Corps help! NCAT is now accepting applications from organizations in Montana interested in hosting an Energy Corps AmeriCorps member. An Energy Corps member can bring energy and enthusiasm to your clean energy or environmental project. Here are some of the ways Energy Corps members can make it happen: Help Low-Income Folks with Weatherization… Read More >

The Dirt
Montana

The DirtMontana

Fresh Updates From NCAT’s Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Staff It’s going to be another lovely summer in Montana, and our staff at the National Center for Appropriate Technology are making the most of the sunshine and long hours to promote healthy, local foods and energy efficiency for all of the state. Read on to catch… Read More >

Don’t Miss Census of Agriculture for America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Don’t Miss Census of Agriculture for America’s Farmers and Ranchers

The 2017 Census of Agriculture, a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them, will be mailed at the end of this year. The Census is conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Producers who are new to farming or did not receive a… Read More >