Small-Scale Grain Machine  Chris Boyle, Ian Jutras, Chris Molica, Earl Ziegler                     http://goo.gl/uIgYh
The Problem…• Interest in small-scale grain growing  • Renewed interest  • No Equipment                                   ...
Driving Force• Growing Demands for Local Grains  • Farmers Markets• Growing Interest For Various Grains  • Wheat  • Oats  ...
Key Issues• New England used to be America’s  Bread Basket• Climate Restrictions  • “Too damn wet”• Infrastructure for gra...
Advantages to the Midwest• Railroads• Highways• Flatter/More Fertile Land• Favorable Growing Climate• Cheaper Land        ...
Emerging Trends in Farming • Urban agriculture                         • SPIN farming                       http://goo.gl/...
Solution• Large Scale Machines  • Abundant  • Too Expensive  • Impractical• Hand Tools  • Work Well  • Time Inefficient• D...
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  1. 1. Small-Scale Grain Machine Chris Boyle, Ian Jutras, Chris Molica, Earl Ziegler http://goo.gl/uIgYh
  2. 2. The Problem…• Interest in small-scale grain growing • Renewed interest • No Equipment http://goo.gl/TJSQ2, http://goo.gl/9waUN, http://goo.gl/Tunb7
  3. 3. Driving Force• Growing Demands for Local Grains • Farmers Markets• Growing Interest For Various Grains • Wheat • Oats • Barley • Lentils• Used at Local Breweries and Bakeries http://goo.gl/6AffQ
  4. 4. Key Issues• New England used to be America’s Bread Basket• Climate Restrictions • “Too damn wet”• Infrastructure for grains moved West http://goo.gl/hDWgMv
  5. 5. Advantages to the Midwest• Railroads• Highways• Flatter/More Fertile Land• Favorable Growing Climate• Cheaper Land http://goo.gl/1e3Io , http://goo.gl/DSjIZ, http://goo.gl/v5OsZ
  6. 6. Emerging Trends in Farming • Urban agriculture • SPIN farming http://goo.gl/wAhqY
  7. 7. Solution• Large Scale Machines • Abundant • Too Expensive • Impractical• Hand Tools • Work Well • Time Inefficient• Designing Small Reaper-Binder • Efficient Compromise http://goo.gl/vcbdZ http://goo.gl/t6703
  8. 8. Questions?

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