Margo HaleMargo Hale

ATTRA Program Director, Armed to Farm Director
Southeast and Appalachia Region

Topic Areas:
Business Planning and Marketing, Livestock, Organic Livestock

Specific Areas of Expertise:
Small ruminants, small ruminant internal parasite management, cattle, beginning farmers, military veteran farmers

Margo Hale is the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s (NCAT) Southeast Regional Director and serves as a Sustainable Livestock Specialist for NCAT’s ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program. Since 2011, Margo has led efforts to train military veterans interested in agriculture through NCAT’s Armed to Farm program. She has worked in the fields of sustainable livestock production, beginning farmer training, farmer outreach and education, and regional sustainable agriculture outreach. Margo has extensive experience in developing and implementing farmer trainings, has written dozens of sustainable livestock production publications, manages farm to school efforts through FoodCorps Arkansas, and has given many presentations and workshops throughout the country. With her husband, Josh, and their two daughters, she also raises livestock and vegetables on a small farm in Northwest Arkansas.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University of Arkansas
Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education, University of Arkansas

Professional Affiliations and Committees:
Board Member, Farmer Veteran Coalition of Arkansas
Advisory Board Member, Arkansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program
Member of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Featured Publications and Presentations:

Small-Scale Livestock Production

Getting Started with Livestock

USDA Programs Can Help Farmers Succeed

Small Ruminants: All About Health podcast


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