High tunnel 12 wrap up

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High tunnel 12 wrap up

  1. 1. So, what do you need to get started & where do you go from here? Summing it all up
  2. 2. A Market
  3. 3. Soil
  4. 4. Seeds
  5. 5. Source of water for irrigation
  6. 6. Scale Appropriate Tools
  7. 7. A structure
  8. 8. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide financial assistance for the project through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the EQIP Organic Initiative, and the Agricultural Management Assistance program. NRCS will fund one high tunnel per farm. To sign up or learn more about EQIP assistance for high tunnel projects, contact your local NRCS office.
  9. 9. Willing Hands
  10. 10. Additional Resources http://www.midwestseasonextension.org/
  11. 11. The Organic Farmers Business Handbook By Richard Wiswall Building A Sustainable Business A guide to developing a business plan for farms and rural businesses By Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
  12. 12. High Tunnels
  13. 13. There will be challenges and disappointments
  14. 14. Wind damage to high tunnels at Kansas State
  15. 15. But the rewards will be tremendous!
  16. 17. Thank you and good growing!

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