Lee Rinehart

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Northeast Regional Office

Topic Areas:
Livestock, Organic Livestock, Soil Health

Specific Areas of Expertise:
Grazing and pasture ecology

Lee Rinehart is a gardener, writer, and educator working primarily on NCAT’s ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program. His work focuses on agroecology, pasture, and cover crops. He has been a ranch worker, dairy farm worker, and ranch manager in central Texas, a county Extension agent in Texas and Montana, and an organic farm educator in Pennsylvania.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Texas A&M University
Master of Education in Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University

Previous Experience:

Director of Education and Outreach, July 2011 to October 2015
PCO, Spring Mills, PA

Technical assistance in organic agriculture, including organic regulations, pasture, livestock, and crop management. Educational program planning and delivery, grantwriting, editing, technical writing, marketing, and strategic planning. PA NRCS State Technical Committee Organic Subcommittee Chair. Organic livestock farm inspections.

Northeast Regional Director, January 2007 to April 2011
National Center for Appropriate Technology, Shavertown, PA

Educational program development, technical writing, and project management. Regional office management and project administration. Plan and conduct technical assistance in agriculture to farmers, ranchers, and community groups. Author for USDA National Organic Program guidance publications in organic livestock and pasture management.

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, June 2005 to December 2006
National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, MT

Educational program development and technical writing in livestock and pasture ecology.

County Extension Educator, January 2004 to June 2005
Montana State University Extension, Powell County, MT

Featured Publications:
Pasture, Rangeland, and Adaptive Grazing

Aquaponics – Multitrophic Systems for Sustainable Food Production

Multispecies Grazing: A Primer on Diversity

Building Healthy Pasture Soils


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