Our Farms, Our Future Conference: Crafting a Vision for Sustainable Agriculture

What’s your vision for the future of sustainable agriculture? Join our nation’s leading farmers, ranchers, researchers and educators in St. Louis on April 3-5, 2018 to explore a wide range of innovative, sustainable solutions to agriculture’s most pressing dilemmas.

The Our Farms, Our Future Conference will address major food sustainability trends with presentations by a diverse group of farmers and ranchers using a wide range of systems to produce vegetables, grains, fruit, cattle, hogs, poultry and other livestock sustainably.

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ATTRA Tipsheet Can Help You Control Whiteflies

Whiteflies are tiny, white insects that cause crop losses on a global scale. This tipsheet, “Whiteflies – Botanical Control Formulations,” offers advice and direction on eliminating these pests through botanical pesticides.

Download the publication free at https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=576. Continue reading

New ATTRA Farm-Safety Resources Help Growers Understand Regulations

Editor’s note: This post isn’t directly related to pest management, but since pest management is part of food safety, I thought the information may be useful to your stakeholders.

Now that food safety regulations are being implemented under the Food Safety Modernization Act, many growers are confused about how the regulations apply to their farms. Regardless of whether a farm is exempt from the regulations or not, it is important to have an understanding of food safety risks on your own farm and apply simple food safety measures. Continue reading

Join the NCAT Team as an Agriculture Specialist/Outreach Coordinator

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) seeks a motivated, enthusiastic sustainable agriculture specialist/outreach coordinator to serve our Gulf States and Southeast regions. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a combination of education and experience in agriculture, communications, marketing, and food policy. The specialist will provide technical assistance to farmers and growers, conduct NCAT outreach activities, and strengthen relationships with current partners and build new partnerships. Continue reading

Farm to Community Coordinator Needed

Are you interested in promoting sustainable agriculture practices and local and regional food systems?  Then NCAT has a great opportunity for you: We are seeking a coordinator for our farm to community work in San Antonio, Texas.  You will work directly with farmers, retailers, community health and non-profit organizations, and government agencies to expand an existing Farm to Work program.

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Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Needed

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)  has another opening for a sustainable agriculture specialist, this one in our Davis, California, office.  If you are interested in promoting sustainable agriculture practices and working with family farmers, small producers and limited-resource farmers, this is a wonderful opportunity.  You will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other issues.

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National Center for Appropriate Technology Seeks Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

NCAT has an opening in our Southwest Regional Office for a sustainable agriculture specialist.  The specialist will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other topics.

Join our team and take advantage of this great opportunity to promote sustainable farming and ranching and strengthen local and regional food systems in Texas, New Mexico, and the Southwest.

A minimum of a bachelors degree is required, along with hands-on farm-based experience. The position will be located at NCAT’s San Antonio, TX office.

Click here for a complete list of qualifications needed and job responsibilities, and to start your application.

Applications only accepted until August 24th!