Margo Hale serves as a Senior Manager for the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), and is the Program Manager for NCAT’s ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program. Hale coordinates the development of educational materials, training and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers across the U.S. Hale has nearly 20 years of experience as a sustainable agriculture specialist and served as NCAT’s Southeast Office Regional Director for 14 years. Since 2011, Margo has led NCAT’s efforts to train military veterans interested in agriculture through Armed to Farm, NCAT’s sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans.
She has worked in the fields of sustainable livestock production, beginning farmer training, farmer outreach and education, and regional sustainable agriculture outreach. Margo has extensive experience in developing and implementing farmer trainings, has developed dozens of sustainable agriculture publications, podcasts, and videos, has managed farm to school programs, and has given many presentations and workshops throughout the country.
She has a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education from the University of Arkansas. She serves on the Board of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Arkansas, the Arkansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program Advisory Board, and is a member of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control. Margo, her husband Josh, and their two daughters also raise livestock and vegetables on a small farm in Northwest Arkansas.
National Center for Appropriate Technology
P.O. Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72702