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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.

  • This webinar features presentations by two experts, Debbie Reed and Jim Blackburn, who are currently working on projects to advance soil carbon sequestration carbon markets and ecosystem services credit stacking programs for farmers and ranchers. A question-and-answer session follows the presentations.
    By Colin Mitchell, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

  • Like many beginnings farmers, I started out selling at farmers markets in central New York State. It afforded me the opportunity to try out my marketing skills with relatively little risk.
    By Maura Henn, NCAT Community Food Systems Specialist; Tammy Howard, NCAT Agriculture Specialist; and Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist

  • My passion for working in sustainable agriculture came out of a love of being in nature with friends, whether it was going on back-country backpacking trips, kayaking Texas’s beautiful rivers, mountain biking, or sometimes escaping to nature for my own enjoyment and, at times, solace.
    By Colin Mitchell, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

  • During these challenging times, home gardening has become one of the more popular past times for many people.
    By Martin Guerena, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

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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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  • Related ATTRA Publication: Protecting Riparian Areas: Farmland Management Strategies Pasa Sustainable Agriculture has published a new report, Water Farming: Managing Agricultural Lands for Clean & Safe Water. This bo

  • USDA has launched a new annual customer experience survey to evaluate USDA customer service and help identify areas for improvement. The survey specifically covers the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conserv

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