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Helping people by championing small-scale,
local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty,
promote healthy communities, and protect
natural resources.

 

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Helping Veterans

vet_resources_112014NCAT’s Armed to Farm program has been in the news lately, and for good reason: we help military veterans discover sustainable agriculture production as both a profitable career and a viable option for healing from the trauma of war. NCAT has been involved in targeted veteran outreach and assistance since 2010, and has hosted and been involved in at least 17 veteran-focused trainings, reaching over 800 veterans across the U.S.  Read more about the resources we have available for veterans, and contact one of our specialists today.

 

 

Sustainable Agriculture

The ATTRA project has served as the premier source of information about sustainable agriculture for U.S. farmers and other agriculturists for more than twenty years. What is ATTRA? In this video, staff members introduce ATTRA’s resources and mission.

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Save Energy

For more than 32 years NCAT’s energy team has helped implement energy conservation and efficiency improvements that result in cost savings while directly impacting climate change. Our specialists have expertise in commercial, residential, and farm energy. More information can be found on our Energy Page.

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Conference: NCAT National Organic Program Workshop Series
Topic: Sound and Sensible Organics in Athens, GA
Presenter: Rockiell Woods, ~NCAT Gulf States Region Director, and Felicia Bell, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Athens, Georgia
Date: 2015-02-05
Registration Info: Join Rockiell and Felicia for this workshop intended to enlist new farmers and ranchers and help them learn how to become National Organic Program (NOP)-certified. It will provide information and expertise to farmers interested in NOP and answer questions regarding organic farm practices and NOP certification.
Registration Link:
www.ncat.org/events/
Posted: 2014-12-18 11:53:15
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Conference: NCAT National Organic Program Workshop Series
Topic: Sound and Sensible Organics in Fort Valley, GA
Presenter: Rockiell Woods, ~NCAT Gulf States Region Director, and Felicia Bell, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Fort Valley, Georgia
Date: 2015-01-29
Registration Info: Join Rockiell and Felicia for this workshop intended to enlist new farmers and ranchers and help them learn how to become National Organic Program (NOP)-certified. It will provide information and expertise to farmers interested in NOP and answer questions regarding organic farm practices and NOP certification.
Registration Link:
www.ncat.org/events/
Posted: 2014-12-18 11:52:02
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Conference: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Topic: Youth Mentoring, Youth Leadership
Presenter: Felicia Bell, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Date: 2015-01-17
Registration Info: Southern SAWG’s annual conference will focus on Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms this year. This popular event draws over 1,000 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation. Felicia will be talking about ways to engage young people in our local, healthy foods movement and help develop leadership skills among the next generation.
Registration Link:
www.ssawg.org/january-2015-conference/
Posted: 2014-11-19 14:39:04
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Conference: USDA Rural Development
Topic: Making Energy Work for Your Rural Business
Presenter: Vicki Lynne, ~NCAT Energy Engineer
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Date: 2015-01-16
Registration Info: The workshop will spotlight businesses from western Montana that have realized a return on investment as a result of improvements made with the help of programs such as Rural Energy for America (REAP), utility rebates, and other state and local funding programs. Rural business owners, agriculture producers, and system installers will take away tools, templates, and business case studies to make their energy efficiency improvements or renewable energy system become a reality. Contact USDA Rural Development Montana Area Director Lad Barney at (406) 756-2005, ext. 118, or lad.barney@mt.usda.gov for more information and to register.
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Posted: 2014-12-17 16:09:30
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Conference: USDA Rural Development
Topic: Making Energy Work for Your Rural Business
Presenter: Vicki Lynne, ~NCAT Energy Engineer
Location: Missoula, MT
Date: 2015-01-15
Registration Info: The workshop will spotlight businesses from western Montana that have realized a return on investment as a result of improvements made with the help of programs such as Rural Energy for America (REAP), utility rebates, and other state and local funding programs. Rural business owners, agriculture producers, and system installers will take away tools, templates, and business case studies to make their energy efficiency improvements or renewable energy system become a reality. Contact USDA Rural Development Montana Area Director Lad Barney at (406) 756-2005, ext. 118, or lad.barney@mt.usda.gov for more information and to register.
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NCAT Newsletters

  • NCAT ACTION

    A monthly newsletter featuring local solutions for a sustainable future.
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  • ATTRAnews

    Six times each year, the free ATTRAnews brings you up to date on the latest developments in sustainable agriculture, what's happening at the USDA and with Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups around the country.
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  • Weekly Harvest

    Issued every Wednesday, the Weekly Harvest e-newsletter is a Web digest of sustainable agriculture news, resources, events and funding opportunities gleaned from the Internet and featured on the ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service website.
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  • Cosecha Mensual

    NCAT's Spanish-language electronic newsletter on sustainable agriculture is issued monthly. Subscribers enjoy news items and reviews of Spanish-language resources.
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  • The Networker

    A quarterly bulletin compiled by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse.
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  • SIFT News

    SIFT (Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program) was created to help every community increase their food security by producing their own healthy food. SIFT, with NCAT, is developing a working, sustainably managed, demonstration farm on five acres at our Butte, Montana, headquarters. Learn how to commercially produce high-value, nutrient-rich food on small parcels of land.
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  • Montana DIRT e-news

    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from NCAT's food and ag programs in Montana.
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  • Southeast DIRT e-news

    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from the Southeast Regional Office.
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  • Gulf States DIRT e-news

    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from the Gulf States Regional Office.
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