The Northeast office opened in January 2007 in northeastern Pennsylvania coal field region. In December 2012 the office relocated to the historic town of Forty Fort. In keeping with the NCAT’s ethos of re-purposing and recycling, this eclectic office is located on a site of a “reclaimed” meat canning plant.
Regional program emphasis is focused on urban agriculture, sustainable farming and energy technical assistance. Staff expertise in small scale intensive farming techniques, sustainable energy, agronomics, and water quality issues serves both our regional partnering agencies and organizations and supports NCAT’s larger national programs.
Current NCAT projects in the Northeast
State of Urban Farming in the U.S. – This project goal is to improve the viability of small and medium size commercial farms in the urban northeast by developing strategies and tools to address production, risk management and legal issues unique to urban farms. The project will develop materials and deliver information through workshops and national webinars.
Family Farming with Small Scale Socially Disadvantaged Producers – This project provides workshops and individual farm consultations on eleven farms in metropolitan Chicago area.
Contact NCAT’s Northeast Office:
900 Rutter Ave. Suite 16
Forty Fort, PA 18704