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    ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program

    ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).
    Our services are available to farmers, ranchers, market gardeners, Extension agents, researchers, educators, farm organizations, and others involved in agriculture, especially those who are economically disadvantaged or belong to traditionally underserved communities.

  • I have recently been awakened to a re-evaluation of risk and uncertainty. Have these changes in risk and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the need and desire to re-examine crop insurance?
    By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist

  • In this video, Dave Scott, a livestock specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA program and co-owner of Montana Highland Lamb in Whitehall, Montana, discusses how the business is adjusting after having lost markets because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

  • In this video, Devona Bell, NCAT’s director of sustainable agriculture and sustainable communities, shares her seed starting system – which is based in the sun room of her Virginia home and features homemade grow tables. Devona also discusses potting mix and her choice of seed varieties.

  • Here on my farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, I am extremely eager to get my garden started. Due to the uncertain times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am motivated to achieve greater self-sufficiency and resilience for my family.
    By Devona Bell, Director of Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Communities & Local Foods

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ATTRA’s daily recap of sustainable agriculture news and resources gleaned from the Internet.

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Upcoming Events

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.

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Internship Opportunities

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.

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Funding Opportunities

A clearinghouse of available grant and funding opportunities within the realm of Sustainable Agriculture.

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  • Growing Farmers has created a 16-page publication titled The Farm and Food Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act. This free online publication explains the aspects of the government stimulus package that pertain to farm

  • Farm Commons has created a special series of six podcasts addressing COVID-19’s effect on farm businesses. These free podcasts of approximately 30 minutes each cover the legal ramifications of topics such as sick l

  • USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) seeks subject matter experts as peer reviewers to objectively evaluate grant applications against the published criteria in its competitive grant programs’ Requests for App

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