The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to help people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources. NCAT works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT’s work includes nationally recognized projects in agriculture, food, and energy.


NCAT is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist who can make an immediate contribution to our work in the Northeast region. The specialist will assist farmers, particularly diversified crop producers, in adopting sustainable agricultural practices that improve soil health, address risks associated with climate change, and build more profitable farms. If you are a self-directed leader with strong knowledge of agriculture and skills in communication and project development, this is a great opportunity for you! This regular, full-time position based out of NCAT’s office located in Keene, New Hampshire. This position will provide an outstanding opportunity to work with a dedicated and professional staff on a national level.


The preferred location for this position is Keene New Hampshire, but the position may also be located in the New England region with the ability to travel to Keene, and in the region as needed. If the successful applicant is located outside of Keene, they will be required to have a remote office set up.




    This position requires a BA/BS degree in agriculture, soil biology, horticulture, natural resource management, agroforestry, or a related field along with a minimum of five years of farming and/or relevant experience; or an MA/MS degree and a minimum of three years of farming and/or relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Spanish language proficiency would be a plus.


Matthew J. Grieshop PhD 
Associate Professor | MSU Entomology  

Director | MSU SAFS/EFFS program  
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