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ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture NCAT

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 13 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.

    Profiles of Tribal Mobile Markets

    Profiles of Tribal Mobile Markets

    In this episode, Tammy Howard, an agriculture specialist who works out of NCAT's Rocky Mountain West Regional Office in Butte, Montana, talks with two tribal food officials about their approach to sourcing food and selling it through their "mobile markets" in rural areas of Minnesota and Mississippi. They also discuss their approach to providing healthy, local food to tribal members.

    • 53 min
    Solarization, Biosolarization, and the Pandemic

    Solarization, Biosolarization, and the Pandemic

    In this episode, Martin Guerena, a sustainable agriculture specialist based at NCAT's Western Regional Office in Davis, California, speaks with Alex Ellison of Castlerock Farm in Walnut Creek, California. The conversation includes a description of the Castlerock Farm operation as well as the initial results and challenges of Castlerock's trials in solarization and biosolarization. Alex also describes the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the farm.

    • 17 min
    SIFT Farm's Unusual Year. Part 2.

    SIFT Farm's Unusual Year. Part 2.

    SIFT — or Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program — aims to help communities increase their food security by producing their own healthy food. SIFT, with NCAT, has a working, sustainably managed, demonstration farm on five acres at our Butte office.

    • 24 min
    Small (Ruminant) Talk: Internal Parasites

    Small (Ruminant) Talk: Internal Parasites

    In this episode, Margo Hale, NCAT's Southeast Regional Office director and a livestock specialist with NCAT's ATTRA sustainable-agriculture program, joins livestock specialist Linda Coffey to discuss the important problem of internal parasites.

    • 45 min
    Climate-Smart Agriculture

    Climate-Smart Agriculture

    In this episode, Colin Mitchell, a sustainable agriculture specialist based out of NCAT's Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas, is joined by Jeanne Merrill, policy director at the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN). Colin and Jeanne discuss different "Climate Smart Agriculture" tools and policies in California, including the Healthy Soils Program; the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program; the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program; the Sustainable Agriculture Lands Conservation Program; the Alternative Manure Management Program; and the Climate Adaptation Program.

    • 50 min
    Native Seeds

    Native Seeds

    In this episode, Kara Kroeger, a sustainable agriculture specialist who works out of NCAT's Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas, talks with Bill Nieman, the owner of Native American Seed, a native seed company in Junction, Texas. Bill shares his history in the native-seed business and talks about how native seeds can help improve ecosystem health, among other benefits. He also shares success stories of folks he's worked with over the years.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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