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ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture NCAT

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Voices from the Field podcasts are the newest way to access our sustainable-agriculture expertise. If you would like to suggest a subject for a podcast or just need help with a sustainable-agriculture question, please contact us through our Ask an Ag Expert feature.

    From the Air Force to Alpacas

    From the Air Force to Alpacas

    In this episode of NCAT's Southeast Regional Director and Director of NCAT's Armed to Farm Program Margo Hale, talks with Alvina, an Air Force Reservist who owns River Hill Ranch in Richmond, Kentucky.

    • 35 min
    Do Cover Crops Steal Water? Part 2

    Do Cover Crops Steal Water? Part 2

    This episode of continues the discussion between NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell and Dr. Alexis Racelis of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley about the use of cover crops in semi-arid subtropical environments.

    • 41 min
    Do Cover Crops Steal Water? Part 1

    Do Cover Crops Steal Water? Part 1

    In this episode of NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell sits down with Dr. Alexis Racelis of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to discuss the use of cover crops in semi-arid subtropical environments.

    • 34 min
    Meet NCAT: Katherine Favor says agroforestry can plant the seeds of sustainability

    Meet NCAT: Katherine Favor says agroforestry can plant the seeds of sustainability

    In this episode of NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Omar Rodriguez introduces Katherine Favor, NCAT's newest specialist at its Western Regional Office in Davis, California.

    • 45 min
    Grazing Management Strategies for Drought

    Grazing Management Strategies for Drought

    In this episode of NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Tracy Mumma and Regenerative Livestock Specialist Justin Morris discuss how important it is to adapt livestock grazing strategies to drought conditions. They talk about the need to develop a drought plan, re-evaluate stocking rates, and invest in the future of your forage through careful management when emerging from a drought.

    • 28 min
    Soil Health: the Land Core Approach to Climate Mitigation

    Soil Health: the Land Core Approach to Climate Mitigation

    In this episode of NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist Jeff Schahczenski talks with Aria McLauchlan and Harley Cross about how to measure the impact that soil health practices can have in migrating the impacts of weather and climate disruption.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

jess in tn ,

Such a great way to stay up to date on research!

I don’t have time (or the attention span) to read new publications on sustainable agriculture but I do listen to podcasts while I do chores and this is a great way to continue to learn and improve my own farm. Thank you for doing the important work of interpreting the science for practical on farm use.

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