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NCAT Annual Plant Sale
Thursday June 8th
Butte, Montana

NCAT Annual Plant SaleThursday June 8th Butte, Montana

The National Center for Appropriate Technology will hold its Annual Spring Plant Sale Thursday, June 8th in the NCAT’s North parking lot from 3pm to 5:30pm. Healing Waters will be joining us again this year with flowers and more selection. Questions? Please contact John Wallace at johnw@ncat.org or 406-533-6641. 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 >

Electronic Recycling
Tuesday June 13th
Butte, Montana

Electronic RecyclingTuesday June 13thButte, Montana

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00am to 6:00pm NCAT Headquarters 3040 Continental Drive Butte Montana NCAT will host its annual electronics recycling event. It will be held in the parking lot on the north side of our building, located at 3040 Continental Drive in Butte. [map] New for 2017 All CRT (tube-type, non-flatscreen) computer monitors and… Read More >

The Dirt
Gulf States

The DirtGulf States

Good News from NCAT’s Gulf States Region! We were given a truck! A huge thank you to Patty Peck Honda for donating a truck to be used at the demonstration farm! Their generosity will help our team get things rolling on the farm this spring! NCAT Demonstration Farm Anticipation, hope, and determination are in the… Read More >

Ecological Fisheries and Ocean Farming

Ecological Fisheries and Ocean Farming

World seafood production is increasing, with a large percentage coming from the harvest of fish and shellfish in both wild caught fisheries and aquaculture. As human population increases more pressure will be placed on our oceans for seafood protein. To meet this need, it is crucial that we foster ecological and regenerative systems to produce… Read More >

Farm-Based Food Safety Training Coming to Montana

Farm-Based Food Safety Training Coming to Montana

Fresh-produce farmers will be able to see and experience practical on-farm solutions to developing their food safety plans this summer at two farm-based food safety trainings. These workshops are designed for fresh-produce growers who want to enter into wholesale markets that may require a food safety plan, or for producers who are curious about the… Read More >

FREE “Planning for Success” Workshops for Vegetable Producers

FREE “Planning for Success” Workshops for Vegetable Producers

With support from the Southern Extension Risk Management Center and Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, NCAT and Heifer International are offering a double-header of workshops for vegetable producers. These events will help you hone your production and business management skills to improve your operation’s efficiency and profitability. Day 1 — Planning for Success: Sustainable… Read More >

Help #SaveLIHEAP from Federal Budget Cuts

Help #SaveLIHEAP from Federal Budget Cuts

LIHEAP was designed to address energy crises and target vulnerable populations most susceptible to extreme heat and cold. In 2016, the program served more than 6 million households with home heating and cooling assistance, weatherization, and/or energy-related low-cost home repairs or replacements. More than 70 percent of LIHEAP households had at least one person that… Read More >

SAVE The Date! 3rd Annual Latino Farmer Conference

SAVE The Date! 3rd Annual Latino Farmer Conference

The 3rd Annual Latino Farmer Conference will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Palm Desert, California.  NCAT and NRCS are excited to hold this unique event in Southern California, and we look forward to seeing you there!  Please check our Facebook page and website  for more details as they become available. Read More >

Applications Available for June Armed to Farm Veteran Training

Applications Available for June Armed to Farm Veteran Training

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 >