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Farm to Healthcare Conference Set

std_ftc_healthcareJoin us in Montana for the Nourishing People and Sustaining Communities Conference on November 7, 2014.  Along with partner Livingston HealthCare, NCAT is sponsoring this effort to bring together hospital dieticians, foodservice managers, assisted living directors, and farmers, ranchers, and producers from around Montana to discuss the challenges and opportunities of bringing local, fresh, healthy foods into healthcare facilities for the benefit of patients, staff and communities. For more information and to register, visit http://farmtocafeteria.ncat.org/.

 

 

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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: 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: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Topic: Farm to Healthcare
Presenter: Organized by Katie Halloran, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Livingston, Montana
Date: 2014-11-07
Registration Info: Join hospital administrators, nutritionists, food service managers, assisted living dieticians, and local farmers and ranchers from around Montana to discuss the challenges and opportunities of bringing local, fresh, healthy foods into healthcare facilities for the benefit of patients, staff, and communities. Speakers include Jessica Wilcox of Livingston Healthcare and Dr. Alison Harmon, Associate Professor at Montana State University.
Registration Link:
farmtocafeteria.ncat.org/register/
Posted: 2014-10-03 17:23:07
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Conference: Cornell University Small Farms Program
Topic: Communication Strategies to Reach Veterans
Presenter: Norm Conrad, ~NCAT Northeast Regional Director
Location: Syracuse, New York
Date: 2014-11-06
Registration Info: The Veterans Summit will offer an opportunity to meet others interested in supporting veterans getting into agriculture; better understand the support services available to veterans and those interested in agriculture; and design programs and pathways to help veterans enter agriculture.
Registration Link:
smallfarms.cornell.edu/2014/10/06/veterans-in-ag-summit-registration-open-2/
Posted: 2014-10-09 08:53:40
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Conference: Small Farms Conference
Topic: Armed to Farm
Presenter: Moderator Ann Robinson, ~NCAT Midwest Regional Director
Location: Mexico, Missouri
Date: 2014-10-24
Registration Info: The program will feature a viewing of the 2013 documentary “Ground Operations: From Battlefields to Farmfields.” The film will be followed by a panel presentation and time for discussion with audience members. Panelists will include veterans working as farmers and representatives of the Farm Service Agency and Extension Services.
Registration Link:
www.smallfarmtoday.com/trade-show.html
Posted: 2014-10-08 16:34:05
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Conference: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Topic: Goat Keeping 101
Presenter: Margo Hale, ~NCAT Southeast Regional Director, and Linda Coffey, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Date: 2014-10-24
Registration Info: It is now legal to keep up to three female dwarf or pygmy goats in the city of Fayetteville, depending on your lot size? If you are seriously considering adding goats to your family, don’t miss the upcoming Goat Keeping 101 workshop hosted by the City of Fayetteville and NCAT. Learn about fencing, housing, health care, and feeding for your urban goats, as well as budgeting for the expenses that come with goat ownership.
Registration Link:
www.ncat.org/events/
Posted: 2014-10-08 16:29:40
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  • 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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