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$6,000 for a Portable Fruit/Vegetable Cover to Extend To Growing Season

 


JR Wolfe
West Virginia Farm Bill Specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
 http://www.wv.nrcs.usda.gov/news/release/2009/09dec17hoops.html

Question and Answer Session Includes Other Speakers
To Find A Service Center Near You:  http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app
Available Programs
  • 3-year, 38 states pilot project to support High Tunnels on local farms.
  • These structures will extend the growing season for fruits and vegetables to be sold at local Farmers Markets.
  • Money also available to help put in an irrigation system.
  • They will pay for the build your own kits and are guaranteed for up to 10 years; maximum size is 2,000 square feet.
  • All their programs are competitive.
  • In West Virginia they anticipate funding every application they get.
  • You can sign up any time of year for the program.
  • They pay up to 75% of the cost of the structure and up to 90% in some categories.
  • Different states may have different requirements.
  • Extra money for beginning farmers (less than 10 years farming) and for socially disadvantaged individuals (including women) and limited resource farmers.
  • They can be used on rented land.
This video was made at Future Harvest SASA Annual Convention
http://www.futureharvestcasa.org/
ADDITIONAL SOURCES:
PODCASTS and VIDEOS:
BUSINESS PLANNING:
BEGIN ABOUT 4:15 on 0074.MTS
QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION:
For more information on participating in the Question and Answer Session, see:
Money for Beginning Farmers, Nurseries, Agribusinesses.
Low-Interest Loans & Grants For Farms, Wineries and Forest Products.
Ag Grants for Individuals, Researchers, Farmers, Consultants & Students.
Money If You Promise Not To Sell Your Land To Developers.
$6,000 For A Portable Cover To Extend Fruits and Vegetables Growing Season.
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