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ATTRA National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service has been the country’s premier source of sustainable-agriculture information since 1987, providing technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, other agricultural professionals and the organizations who serve them throughout the U.S. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), has developed and manages ATTRA through a cooperative agreement with the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service.

The ATTRA website offers online publications, news, and events related to sustainable and organic farming production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, and innovative marketing.

ATTRA has more 300 informative and research-based publications, nearly all of which can be downloaded at no cost, on a variety of  sustainable agriculture topics, including crops, soils, compost, water management, pest management, organic farming, farm energy, livestock and pasture, marketing, and business and risk management, as well as an entire section devoted to providing resources to beginning farmers.

These publications are an excellent way for teachers to brush up on a topic they may be unfamiliar with or used as reference material when developing a lesson. The ATTRA website also features databases – including one on farm internships and apprenticeships – archived webinars and videos, agriculture news, and much more that could be helpful to agriculture teachers. .

Please visit the ATTRA website at www.attra.ncat.org  for more information. We wish all teachers the best of luck this school year and look forward to assisting you.

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