NCAT and the Montana Farmers Market Network Partner to Celebrate the ‘Bounty of the Big Sky’

NCAT and the Montana Farmers Market Network Partner to Celebrate the ‘Bounty of the Big Sky’

Montana joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week August 1-7, 2021. The National Center for Appropriate Technology and the Montana Farmers Market Network encourages everyone to celebrate the “Bounty of the Big Sky” by shopping at local farmers markets this week and every week. Montana’s market managers voted on the statewide… Continue Reading

Military Veterans: Applications Now Open for Urban Farm Training in Baltimore

Military Veterans: Applications Now Open for Urban Farm Training in Baltimore

Applications are now open for Armed to Urban Farm, an intensive training program for military veterans interested in sustainable urban farming. Developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) in collaboration with the U.S. Botanic Garden, Armed to Urban Farm allows attendees to get an in-depth look at sustainable, profitable, small-scale urban farming enterprises… Continue Reading

‘Soil for Water’ Regenerative Agriculture Project Expands to Montana

‘Soil for Water’ Regenerative Agriculture Project Expands to Montana

Building on a successful peer-to-peer network of Texas ranchers who are implementing innovative grazing techniques to improve soil health and increase profitability, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is scaling up its Soil for Water project to support livestock producers and farmers across seven southern states and Montana. The Soil for Water project grew… Continue Reading

Combating the Megadrought with ‘Soil for Water’

Combating the Megadrought with ‘Soil for Water’

Column by Steve Thompson, NCAT Executive Director The soil that covers 93 million acres of sprawling Texas rangeland holds a remarkable story. It’s a tale of opportunity and ruin. At its best, the soil beneath our feet is the source of life, food, and economic security. At its worst, that same soil can crumble ranchers’… Continue Reading

New Sustainable Agriculture Specialists Expand the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Reach

New Sustainable Agriculture Specialists Expand the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Reach

With its four new agriculture specialists onboard, the National Center for Appropriate Technology will have at the ready first-hand sustainable-agriculture expertise in even more parts of the country.    NCAT has boasted national credentials for decades. Its premier sustainable-agriculture information program, ATTRA, for example, has been on the cutting edge and connecting farmers with trusted,… Continue Reading

Innovative ‘Soil for Water’ Regenerative Agriculture Project Expands to 7 States

Innovative ‘Soil for Water’ Regenerative Agriculture Project Expands to 7 States

Building on a successful peer-to-peer network of Texas ranchers who are implementing innovative grazing techniques to improve soil health and increase profitability, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is scaling up its Soil for Water project to support livestock producers and farmers across seven southern states. Continue Reading

Project Promotes Solar Energy for Ag Land

Project Promotes Solar Energy for Ag Land

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will launch an online information clearinghouse in 2021 to promote solar-energy development on agricultural lands while protecting — and even improving — those lands’ agricultural capacity. NCAT was selected for a $1.6 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the Agri-Solar Clearinghouse (ASC), a… Continue Reading

NCAT Names Campus for Long-time Leader

NCAT Names Campus for Long-time Leader

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is honoring its recently retired longtime leader with more than an inscribed gold watch or a plaque bearing her name. Rather, the nonprofit will name its iconic Butte headquarters building and grounds after Kathy Hadley during a ceremony on July 26. Hadley retired earlier this year after 21… Continue Reading

New Partnerships Will Grow Farm to School Efforts

New Partnerships Will Grow Farm to School Efforts

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) are pleased to announce their partnership with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) to develop farm to school trainings for agricultural producers. The goal of the partnership is to help agricultural producers build their… Continue Reading

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