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Our specialists are presenting workshops and trainings all across the country in the coming weeks. They will be talking about everything from transitioning to organics to pastured poultry to appropriate tools and equipment to business and risk management – and everything in-between. Check out the calendar and see who is appearing near you!

 

 

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: NOFA-NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference
Topic: Weed Management Strategies
Presenter: Norm Conrad, ~NCAT Northeast Region Director
Location: Liverpool, New York
Date: 2015-03-04
Registration Info: This fourth annual conference will feature experts with hands-on experience in organic dairy and crop production. Norm will provide insight into managing noxious weeds on your farm.
Registration Link:
www.nofany.org/dairyconference
Posted: 2015-01-14 10:08:15
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Conference: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
Topic: Dealing With Talon And Claw
Presenter: Norm Conrad, ~NCAT Northeast Region Director
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-02-07
Registration Info: This is PASA’s 24th annual Farming for the Future conference, featuring nationally-recognized experts in sustainable agriculture practices. Norm’s presentation will provide insight into avoiding damage to production caused by wildlife.
Registration Link:
www.conference.pasafarming.org/
Posted: 2015-01-14 11:02:48
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Conference: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
Topic: Understanding & Managing Urban Soils
Presenter: Christopher Lent, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-02-07
Registration Info: The annual Farming for the Future Conference is PASA’s signature event. It brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders each year. Chris is presenting two workshops during the weekend event, with this workshop focused on addressing the soil health in urban areas to ensure healthy food production.
Registration Link:
www.conference.pasafarming.org/
Posted: 2015-01-14 09:59:00
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Conference: New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo
Topic: Organic Certification and Production
Presenter: Andy Pressman, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-02-06
Registration Info: This conference includes an industry trade show, free educational workshops, and a Kidzone for the younger set. Andy will talk about the nuts and bolts of organic certification in New Hampshire.
Registration Link:
www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org/
Posted: 2015-01-14 11:34:17
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Conference: Abundance North Carolina Climate Change Adaptation
Topic: Climate Change & Perennial Fruit and Nut Production
Presenter: Guy Ames, ~NCAT Specialist
Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina
Date: 2015-02-06
Registration Info: NCAT is a proud sponsor of this 3rd annual Abundance NC’s Climate Change Adaptation Conference for Farmers, intended to provide education and support of North Carolina farmers who have been in distress due to the recent extreme weather challenges. Guy will discuss alternative production practices for fruits and nuts to adapt to climate change.
Registration Link:
www.abundancenc.org/event/climate-adaptation/
Posted: 2015-01-14 11:12:45
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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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