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FoodCorps Mississippi Participates in National Day of Service

FoodCorps Mississippi Participates in National Day of Service

FoodCorps Mississippi service members participated in National Day of Service events across Mississippi on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and at one service site, 34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, over fifty volunteers rallied to make major headway on increasing available growing space. There were raised garden beds to be filled and a hoop… Read More >

Mississippi NCAT Demonstration Farm Hosts Successful Alliance Field Day

Mississippi NCAT Demonstration Farm Hosts Successful Alliance Field Day

NCAT was excited to partner with the Alliance of Sustainable Farms to host a workshop at our demonstration farm at The Piney Woods School (PWS) on Friday, December 15.  Approximately 35 farmers attended this one-day workshop to learn about small farm equipment, cover crops, hoop house production, and farm to school programs. Sam Humphrey, NCAT’s demonstration… Read More >

Applications Available for Armed to Farm in California

Applications Available for Armed to Farm in California

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is bringing the week-long Armed to Farm (ATF) training to California for the first time. ATF gives veterans an opportunity to see sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and examine farming as a viable career. ATF combines engaging classroom sessions with farm tours and hands-on activities. Participants learn about… Read More >

NCAT/ATTRA Launches New Networking Tools for Military Veterans in Agriculture

NCAT/ATTRA Launches New Networking Tools for Military Veterans in Agriculture

Veterans, farmers, and organizations working with veterans in agriculture have two new ways to connect with each other: the Farmland, Farm Employment, and Training Program Locator database, and the Veterans in Agriculture Listserv, an email discussion list. Farmland, Farm Employment, and Training Program Locator Database This new, national database is a one-stop shop for information… Read More >

Fall Livestock Workshop Round-up

Fall Livestock Workshop Round-up

NCAT Southeast staff members Linda Coffey and Margo Hale teamed up with Ozark Pasture Beef (OPB) business partners Ann Wells and Ron Morrow to host a Producing and Marketing Grass-finished Beef and Lamb workshop on Thursday, October 19, in Fayetteville, AR. Ron was state grazing lands specialist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in… Read More >

Energy Services Helps College With Lighting

Energy Services Helps College With Lighting

A crew of NCAT energy engineers, program specialists, and Energy Corps AmeriCorps members headed to the University of Montana Western campus in Dillon, Montana, recently to conduct a campus-wide audit of lighting.  The team members assessed interior and exterior lighting in more than 20 buildings and common areas. The goal of the project is to… Read More >

Veteran Scholarships Available for Sustainable Ag Conference

Veteran Scholarships Available for Sustainable Ag Conference

Annual Southern SAWG conference focuses on practical advice for farmers. Limited scholarships are available for military veterans who would like to attend Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s (SAWG) annual Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference. Learn more → Read More >

FoodCorps Arkansas Orientation Has Recipe for Successful Service

FoodCorps Arkansas Orientation Has Recipe for Successful Service

Eleven FoodCorps Arkansas service members are serving in 19 schools in the state during the 2017-2018 school year. The group came together, along with FoodCorps Arkansas Fellow Amy Joens and NCAT staff members, for a state orientation September 18-20, 2017. One Part Classroom, One Part Kitchen The group spent their first day of training at… Read More >

Mississippi Farm to Cafeteria Pre-Conference Farmer Reception and Mini-Workshop

Mississippi Farm to Cafeteria Pre-Conference Farmer Reception and Mini-Workshop

Calling Mississippi Farmers! The Mississippi Farm to Cafeteria Conference is almost here, and NCAT invites farmers to a special pre-conference event. The evening before the conference, October 11th, from 4 to 7 p.m., NCAT is hosting a pre-conference mini-workshop and reception for farmers.  The event, held at Foot Print Farms, 4945 South Drive, Jackson, MS… Read More >

Free Grass-finished Beef and Lamb Workshop

Free Grass-finished Beef and Lamb Workshop

Join NCAT and the farmers of Ozark Pasture Beef for a one-day workshop focused on producing and marketing grass-finished beef and lamb. Business partners Ron Morrow and Ann Wells of Ozark Pasture Beef are highly experienced farmers, grazing managers, animal handlers, marketers, and educators, and will share a wealth of information with participants. Activities will… Read More >