NCAT Southeast Regional Office

SE Office Staff 2016
NCAT Southeast staff members. Back row, left to right:
Linda Coffey, Livestock Specialist; Luke Freeman, Horticulture Specialist; Margo Hale, Southeast Regional Office Director. Front row, left to right: Nina Prater, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist/Outreach Coordinator; Robyn Metzger, Program Assistant; Guy Ames, Horticulture Specialist.

 

SE Office
The NCAT Southeast Regional Office

NCAT opened an office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in the late 1980s. Today the office is located in the heart of Fayetteville, two blocks north of the historic downtown square. It functions as a hub for NCAT’s activities throughout the Southeast.

NCAT’s Southeast office staff members are involved in many different projects. Our agricultural specialists cover topics such as tree fruit production, livestock production, horticulture, soil health, and marketing for the ATTRA project. Staff members have conducted risk management training for beginning farmers and agricultural training for military veterans.

NCAT’s Southeast office also hosts FoodCorps Arkansas. We host a FoodCorps Fellow and service members who serve at schools throughout the state. Our FoodCorps service members work with school gardens, conduct hands-on nutrition education, and connect kids to local, healthy foods.

For 30 years, NCAT’s Southeast office has partnered with many individuals, educational institutions, and organizations to provide expert speakers for courses, collaborate on research projects, and lead workshops. Contact us today to find out how we can work together to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.

For more information about our programs see:
Armed to Farm

The ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program

Arkansas FoodCorps
The Arkansas FoodCorps Facebook Page
National FoodCorps

Amy Joens
Amy Joens
Arkansas FoodCorps Fellow

The Dirt E-Newsletter

dirt_logoSee past issues of our newsletter, The Dirt. It showcases the Southeast Regional Office’s efforts, programs and services. Browse them to see the important sustainable agriculture and energy work we are doing in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Check out our DIRT e-news archives

Contact NCAT’s Southeast Office:
20 E. Spring St., Suite 101
PO Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 442-9824
(866) 442-6085
margoh@ncat.org

Register Now: NCAT Beginning Livestock Workshop

Register Now: NCAT Beginning Livestock Workshop

Join NCAT for a one-day beginning livestock workshop at beautiful Wholly Cow Farms in Judsonia, Arkansas. NCAT Southeast Regional Director Margo Hale and NCAT Livestock Specialist Linda Coffey will teach sessions on business planning, marketing, and sustainable livestock production. Farmer Ryan Pace will lead a tour of the farm and share his experiences raising organic… Continue Reading

Sour Rot on Grapes

Sour Rot on Grapes

By Luke Freeman, NCAT Horticulture Specialist The grape harvest has begun here in Arkansas and we have all been enjoying delicious locally-grown table grapes. If you are growing grapes yourself you may be noticing some diseases that have caused your grapes to rot before you can harvest them. One disease you may see, which is… Continue Reading

Milestones and a Reunion at Armed to Farm Indiana

Milestones and a Reunion at Armed to Farm Indiana

We completed our twentieth Armed to Farm training, and our first in the Midwest U.S., back in May! We were excited to partner with Farmer Veteran Coalition of Indiana and AgrAbility to host a group of 18 veterans in Crawfordsville, Indiana, May 13-17. It was great to reconnect with Sara Creech, alumnus of our very… Continue Reading

Alternative Poultry Feeds

Alternative Poultry Feeds

By Margo Hale, NCAT Livestock Specialist and Southeast Regional Office Director Finding sources of feed often presents a challenge for sustainable or organic poultry producers. Many producers would like to source local and organic feeds, and many would prefer diets that do not rely heavily on corn and soybeans. In order to do this, farmers… Continue Reading

Japanese Beetles:  Exotic Pests and Domestic Defenses

Japanese Beetles: Exotic Pests and Domestic Defenses

By Guy K. Ames, NCAT Horticulture Specialist Ever since Columbus sailed the ocean blue, travel and trade between the eastern and western hemispheres have been responsible for releasing stowaway pests and diseases into ecosystems unprepared for their devastations. Some of these are quite famous, like Dutch elm disease and chestnut blight, both brought from the… Continue Reading

The Disease Triangle and the Rotten Rainbow

The Disease Triangle and the Rotten Rainbow

Excessive Rain Causes Challenges for Fruit Growers By Guy K. Ames, NCAT Horticulture Specialist The so-called Disease Triangle is a Venn diagram that illustrates the interplay among the factors that cause disease. The factors that must be present for disease to occur are: a susceptible host, the presence of the pathogen, and a conducive environment.… Continue Reading

Disease Resistance Among Apple Varieties

Disease Resistance Among Apple Varieties

It’s Relative, Not Absolute! By Guy K. Ames, NCAT Horticulture Specialist The concept of disease resistance among apple varieties seems to be often misunderstood.  Rarely is resistance so strong that it is absolute or immune. There are some bona fide scab-immune apple varieties (e.g., Williams Pride, Liberty, Pristine, and Enterprise). And there are some cedar… Continue Reading

The Farmer’s Footsteps or “Can I see some I.D.?”

The Farmer’s Footsteps or “Can I see some I.D.?”

By Guy K. Ames, NCAT Horticulture Specialist Sure, that’s a strange title for my blog, but I can explain: I have two, somewhat distinct, important points to make here. Ambushed Elderberries This morning before heading for the office, I took one of my usual walks to enjoy the cool morning temperatures and to see whatever… Continue Reading