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Cotton and Wool Producers Invited to Apply to Climate Beneficial Fiber Program

Provides technical assistance and direct payments to producers.  Cotton and wool producers in the states of California, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, New York, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming are invited to apply to the new…

WATCH: How NCAT’s Armed to Farm Helped One Veteran Find Her Purpose

Ten years ago, Air Force veteran Sara Creech almost didn’t attend NCAT’s first week-long Armed to Farm, a sustainable agriculture education program for military veterans. After driving from Indiana to Arkansas for the training, anxiety told…

North Metro TV Features AgriSolar Farm to Table Event

Thanks to NCAT's AgriSolar Clearinghouse and its partners, people across the country are enjoying local food produced underneath solar panels. The most recent farm to table event, held in partnership with Big River Farms at Connexus Energy,…
Courtesy Soil Cycle

Montana Partnership Reduces Food Waste and Supports Sustainable Gardening and Food Production Through Biochar

If you live in Missoula, Montana, you’ve probably seen the blue e-bikes transporting food scraps around town. The nonprofit Soil Cycle began when Missoula resident and backyard gardener, Caitlyn Lewis, saw a nexus between reducing organic…

NCAT’s Sustainable Agriculture Publications Now Available in Spanish   

The National Center for Appropriate Technology’s sustainable agriculture program, ATTRA, now has more than 100 trusted publications available in Spanish. These practical publications for producers are available to read or in audio format.   ATTRA’s…
Students participating in the New Earth Project biochar effort in New Mexico.Courtesy Carol Ann Fugali

Sustainability Project Transforms Cafeteria Waste into Usable Compost

Remember scraping off your tray in the lunchroom as a kid? Did you ever think about where that waste was going or if it could be more than just garbage? One nonprofit in Silver City, New Mexico is getting its hands dirty and helping kids and…
Trollworks biochar equipment

The ‘Black Gold’ that Can Save Soils, Fight Forest Fires, and Power the Planet

If you have ever stared into the coals of a fire pit, you have witnessed the powerful chemical reaction between heat and organic matter. But what if the blackened remains of a bonfire could be used to grow better food, prevent catastrophic wildfires,…
People walk through Helena, Montana's farmers market.NCAT

Choose Local, Shop Your Montana Farmers Market

Montana joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week, August 6-12, 2023. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), which coordinates the Montana Farmers Market Network, encourages everyone to celebrate…
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NCAT Announces its New Executive Director

The National Center for Appropriate Technology’s (NCAT) Board of Directors today announced it has selected Fred Bahnson to lead the organization. Bahnson joins NCAT after a competitive national search. “Fred brings to NCAT two decades…