NCAT Northeast Regional Office

NCAT’s Northeast Regional Office first opened in January 2007 in Northeast Pennsylvania. It was relocated to Keene, New Hampshire in 2017. The office is in a restored mill building that was originally built in 1900 as a flour mill and cracker factory for the Gurnsey Bros. and Co. It is located in the historic district of Downtown Keene and is closely situated near the Western Massachusetts and Vermont borders.

Regional program emphasis is focused on community food systems and in providing technical assistance to the small and diversified farms that support the local economies of the Northeast. Staff expertise focuses on whole-farm and business planning, small-scale intensive crop production, urban agriculture, organic certification, livestock grazing and pasture management, and sustainable fisheries. Regional staff works with beginning farmers, seasoned producers, farmer veterans, and with the many organizations, businesses, and educators dedicated to regenerative agriculture and energy solutions in the Northeast.

We look forward to working with you to help reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.

  • NCAT Agriculture Specialists Andy Pressman and Lee Rinehart take a break from leading a high tunnel construction workshop.

  • NCAT’s Northeast Regional Office located in Keene, NH.

  • NCAT Agriculture Specialist Andy Pressman offering assistance on small farm equipment.

  • Lee Rinehart leading a workshop at the West Virginia Small Farm Conference

Current Projects

Contact Northeast Regional Office

16 Church Street, Suite 3B
Keene, NH 03431
877-248-5379
andyp@ncat.org
lee@ncat.org

 

Staff

Andy PressmanAndy Pressman Northeast Regional Office Director
andyp@ncat.org
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.
Lee ReinhartLee Rinehart Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
lee@ncat.org
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.

 


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