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Sound and Sensible Organics

Join our Gulf States Regional Director Rockiell Woods and Specialist Felicia Bell for aWoods_gives_workshop_aug2013 day-long workshop on November 7 about organic certification in Mississippi.  The workshop, which is part of the Mississippi Food Summit and Agricultural Revival conference, will provide an overview of the National Organic Program of the USDA and certified organic regulations and recordkeeping requirements. Find additional information and register online at http://bit.ly/1uKt1vL.

 

 

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: National Young Farmer Pre-Conference
Topic: Is Grass-Finished Best for the Climate?
Presenter: Jeff Schahczenski, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Pocantico Hills, New York
Date: 2014-12-03
Registration Info: Livestock-production systems have been the focus of recent
studies and controversy. Are they contributing to increased
global warming, or can they mitigate such increases? This
session will explore the general parameters of this complex
topic.
Registration Link:
www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1566789
Posted: 2014-10-21 15:44:48
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Conference: HERS and Energy Star Rater Training
Topic: Home Energy Rater Training
Presenter: Dale Horton, ~NCAT Sustainable Energy Program Manager
Location: Missoula, Montana
Date: 2014-11-17
Registration Info: This week-long workshop will provide comprehensive energy auditor training with an emphasis on new residential construction and the Home Energy Raters rating process. This training is intended to prepare the participant to take the tests necessary to become a certified HERS Rater, a Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Verifier, and a Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Performance Tester.

Registration Link:
www.ncat.org/events/
Posted: 2014-10-08 16:38:12
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Conference: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Topic: Small-Scale Intensive Farming
Presenter: Andy Pressman, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Date: 2014-11-11
Registration Info: Andy will discuss how producers can lower their risks and increase their profits in this workshop focused on small-acreage growers.
Registration Link:
www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac
Posted: 2014-10-21 15:20:29
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Conference: Mississippi Food Summit and Agricultural Revival
Topic: Sound and Sensible Organic Certification
Presenter: Rockiell Woods, ~NCAT Gulf States Director, and Felicia Bell, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Date: 2014-11-07
Registration Info: In this day-long training, Rockiell and Felicia will provide an overview of the National Organic Program of the USDA and certified organic regulations and recordkeeping requirements. Representatives of Quality Certification Services, partners in our efforts to make organic certification understandable, will also present at the workshop.
Registration Link:
bit.ly/1uKt1vL
Posted: 2014-10-29 17:06:24
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Conference: Kansas Rural Center Annual Conference
Topic: Whole Farm Crop Insurance
Presenter: Jeff Schahczenski, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 2014-11-07
Registration Info: Federal crop insurance programs now have available improved coverage for these farmers. Jeff will talk about these new options plus whole farm revenue insurance options that no longer penalize a farm for being diversified.
Registration Link:
kansasruralcenter.org/calendar/conference-2014/
Posted: 2014-10-21 15:12:32
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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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