Livestock, Soil Health, Organic Crops
Nina Prater has been with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) since 2016 as a Soil Specialist and Outreach Coordinator in the Southeast Regional Office. She strives to help farmers understand soils as a living entity so that they are able to farm profitably and build healthy soils for long-term success. Nina also works closely with the Gulf States Regional Office staff to coordinate outreach efforts in that region. Nina served as an Energy Corps member in 2013, and worked for her local conservation district for 2.5 years before joining NCAT.
Bachelor of Arts in English and Environmental Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Master of Science in Soil Science, University of Arkansas
Co-Owner/Operator, Cedar Creek Farm, LLC, Cedarville, Arkansas
Nina and her husband Jeremy own and operate a small sustainable livestock operation in the Ozarks hills of Arkansas, where they raise meat goats, cattle, hogs, and poultry. They utilize adaptive grazing methods to build soil health in their pastures.
Featured Publications and Presentations:
Nutrient Cycling in Pastures
Soil Sampling [YouTube]