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The National Center for Appropriate Technology has released a new study detailing the economic impact of farmers markets in Montana, and it has launched a new website to connect markets, farmers, and communities. In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Communications Director Emilie Ritter Saunders speaks with Maura Henn, NCAT’s Community Food Systems Specialist, about these new resources and unexpected ways farmers markets make a big impact.
Emilie Ritter Saunders and Maura Henn
My dream as I finished my degree in horticulture was to help feed a community with fresh, local produce that I grew with my own two hands. With technical assistance from NCAT, content from ATTRA, and a local food bank, I was able to do just that.
In this episode of Voices from the Field, northern Montana organic farmer Doug Crabtree and NCAT Agriculture and Natural Resource Economist Jeff Schahczenski talk about one of their favorite topics -- crop insurance.
Doug Crabtree and Jeff Schahczenski
Did you know that grazing management and driving a vehicle have a lot of similarities? While driving, you monitor the road ahead of you to know whether to turn left, turn right, speed up, slow down, or even reverse direction. You make these changes whenever conditions change, like the road curving to the left, wildlife crossing in front of you, or a vehicle suddenly stopping in front of you. Just like driving a vehicle, adaptive grazing management requires that we monitor the condition of the livestock, plants, and soils to know whether we need to modify our management to keep everything on track.
Justin Morris and Lee Rinehart
ATTRA’s interactive calendar of events will keep you updated on the the goings on in Sustainable Agriculture. We also provide the opportunity for organizations to publicize their upcoming event, festival and projects through our online events calendar.
A directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture in the U.S. (and some in Canada) has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other.
USDA announced that Akiptan, Inc., the Cherokee Nation Economic Development Trust Authority (CNEDTA), and the Shared Capital Cooperative have been approved or conditionally approved as intermediary lenders through the He
The Coalition of Agricultural Mediation Programs (CAMP) is a network of 43 USDA-Certified State Agricultural Mediation Programs. Each state program provides free support to farmers and ranchers for resolving ag-related d
Related ATTRA Blog: Assessing Soil Health on Grazing Lands Using a Shovel and a Knife The Soil Health Institute (SHI) announced its recommended measurements for assessing soil health: 1) soil organic carbon concentration