• Community Resiliency
  • Supporting Beginning Farmers
  • Advancing Sustainablility
  • Promoting Regenerative Agriculture

NCAT Northeast Regional Office

NCAT’s specialists in Keene, New Hampshire, provide technical assistance and educational programming to agricultural communities in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic states. Regional specialists are dedicated to:

  • Supporting regenerative agriculture in the region by helping new and established farmers utilize their talents and resources most effectively
  • Developing community-based food systems and creating new economic engines out of small and diversified farms
  • Serving those who served by creating opportunities for veterans to become successful farmers
  • Partnering with regional organizations and agencies to build resilient communities


Andy PressmanAndy Pressman
Northeast Regional Office Director


Andy has been with NCAT since 2007, helping farmers in the fields of whole-farm planning, small-scale intensive farming systems, organic crop certification, urban agriculture, and community food systems. Andy has a MS degree in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University with an emphasis in agroecology and Permaculture design. He has extensive experience in market farming and in working with appropriately-scaled tools and equipment for the small farm. Andy and his family also operate Foggy Hill Farm, a small diversified farm and CSA located in Jaffrey, NH.
Daniel PrialDaniel Prial
Community Foods Outreach Specialist


Daniel joined NCAT in 2017 as a Community Foods Outreach Specialist for NCAT’s Northeast Regional Office. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Solutions and a master’s degree in Environmental Studies. Prior to joining NCAT, he served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, worked for the National Park Service at the home of John Muir, in CA, and started his own consulting business for community-based projects in NH. Daniel works to build connections and projects for NCAT in the local food and sustainable agriculture movements in the Northeast.
Lee ReinhartLee Rinehart
Sustainable Agriculture Specialist


Lee has been writing and educating on sustainable agriculture for over 15 years, focusing on livestock, pasture, and organic certification. He has worked as an organic certification educator, a cooperative extension agent, and a cattle ranch manager. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Lee holds a BS in Animal Science and an MEd in agricultural education. He lives in Dallas, PA where he enjoys reading, writing, and sailing.


Update On Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Get Ready to Apply for CFAP The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin taking applications for CFAP on May 26. Processing and payments will be made on a first come first served basis, so it will benefit you to do as much preparation as you can! As a reminder, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)… Continue Reading

Update On Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Get Ready Yesterday: $16 Billion Available to Farmers from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Call or contact your local Farm Service Agency today! No, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is not food for the nation’s hungry, but rather assistance for the nation’s food producers. Details of how U.S. farmers can apply for this assistance… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Adaptive Grazing – You Can Do It

By Lee Rinehart, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, NCAT Northeast Back in the late 1990s, I was a new county Extension agent in Texas. I met a Brangus rancher who became a friend and demonstration cooperator, and I pitched him a topic that he became immediately interested in. We laid out 11 paddocks and began grazing 24… Continue Reading

Adaptive Grazing – You Can Do It
Maintain Your Own Tractor

Maintain Your Own Tractor

Maintaining Your Tractor NCAT has released  a five-part video series called “Maintaining Your Tractor”on YouTube. This series walks viewers through the three main factors that keep a diesel engine running smoothly: clean air clean fuel lubrication Farm and equipment educator Shane LaBrake joins NCAT Northeast Regional Director Andy Pressman (author of Equipment and Tools for… Continue Reading

NCAT Northeast 2019 Recap

NCAT Northeast 2019 Recap

A Time for Contemplation The thermometer reads well below freezing in Keene, NH, and your NCAT Northeast gang is feeling sentimental about the year that now comes to a close. 2019 kept us all very busy with travels across the country, with projects that ended and with more that began. Meanwhile, Andy, Lee, and Daniel… Continue Reading

Re-Introducing Sustainable Agriculture

Re-Introducing Sustainable Agriculture

By Lee Rinehart, 2018 We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist. Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural A craftsman is a master of her work, and has a keen knowledge of tools and processes. More importantly,… Continue Reading

What, Pray Tell, are Intermediated Markets?

Small Farmers, Scaling Up Imagine a Pioneer Valley farmer just down the road from our New Hampshire office. She’s been in business for a while now and she cultivates five acres of her fifteen acre property. She’s been selling on the side of the road and at farmers markets for years and she’s pretty regularly… Continue Reading

Armed to Farm NH Builds Knowledge, Camaraderie

Armed to Farm NH With a light wind blowing the American flag, 35 people lined up next to the swimming pool at East Hill Farm with Mount Monadnock standing proudly in the background. There were 28 military veterans from all over the northeast United States, plus seven NCAT staff and interns. None of them left… Continue Reading