• 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.


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

New Office, New Hire, New Start

New Office, New Hire, New Start

NCAT’s Northeast Team is rearing to go in 2018 with a new office in New Hampshire. They brought on an outreach specialist and have plans to do work in helping farmers expand to new markets and help veterans find opportunities in agriculture. Continue Reading

Applications Available for Armed to Farm in New Hampshire

Applications Available for Armed to Farm in New Hampshire

Deadline to Apply is April 27 The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is bringing its Armed to Farm training to New Hampshire. Armed to Farm gives military veterans an opportunity to learn about transitioning to a farming life. Armed to Farm combines engaging classroom sessions with farm tours and hands-on activities. Participants learn about… Continue Reading

Northeast Regional Office Updates

Regional programs featuring NCAT staff Eating Locally Grown Foods, Oct. 2nd, Muncy School District, Muncy PA. NCAT specialist Chris Lent is presenting a program on the value and importance of locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables. The program is funded by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant project and administered by PA Dept. of Agriculture.… Continue Reading