• ARMED TO FARM

    Armed to Farm is Sustainable Agriculture Training For Military Veterans. Learn more about current opportunities, technical assistance, and online tutorials.

    LEARN MORE

    atf map image
  • Adaptive grazing is a regenerative livestock production system that uses multiple paddocks, frequent moving of livestock with short grazing intervals, and long rest periods to provide full pasture plant recovery. It is a proven method of increasing the resiliency of pastures by building soil organic matter, increasing soil water infiltration, promoting water conservation, adding diversity, and decreasing surface runoff.
    By Nina Prater, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

  • Our NCAT Gulf States team has been working hard throughout the pandemic to provide quality technical assistance to farmers that we’re known for. Instead of meeting with farmers in-person, we shifted to virtual events. In-person on-farm workshops will always be our favorite way to teach, but we found that there are benefits to embracing the virtual platform. One significant benefit was that we were able to record these virtual workshops and share them with a national audience.
    By Nina Prater, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

  • As a resilient bunch of plants, these native species have been planted in the deserts east of Los Angeles, the fog draped regions of the redwood forests, and everywhere in between. The goal of the project was to provide habitat to native species with a mix of 18 different hedgerow plants. A special addition of Narrow Leaf Milkweed was added to the mix in an effort to grow back a tiny portion of the Monarch butterfly habitat that has been removed in the name of development over recent decades.
    By Omar Rodriguez, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

  • I love talking with people who are passionate about what they do. That energy and excitement is always so inspiring, and that was definitely the case recently when I talked with Matt Casteel, owner of Wurmworks, a composting business in Jackson, Mississippi. He works in partnership with local organizations to transform food waste into a resource for local farmers. Matt makes worm compost, thermophilic compost, compost extract, and compost tea. 
    By Nina Prater, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

news-icon

Latest News

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

READ NEWS

events-icon

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.

VIEW EVENTS

internship-opportunities-icon

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.

LEARN MORE

funding-icon

Funding Opportunities

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

MORE INFO

  • A new study from the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University surveyed Midwestern farmers, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) employees, and agricultural researchers about their conceptualizations a

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will provide $67 million in competitive loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP), which aims to help agricultural producers and landowners

  • USDA released an Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry that shows the biobased products industry supported 4.6 million American jobs and contributed $470 billion to the U.S. economy in 2017. The

UPDATED PUBLICATIONS

UPDATED PUBLICATIONS

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

WEBINARS & OTHER VIDEO

WEBINARS & OTHER VIDEO

BECOME A FRIEND OF ATTRA

If you appreciate ATTRA, please support us.
Please click on the button below to give donations online.