High Tunnel Hoop House Installation & Conservation Practices Clinic

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Aug 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

5966 Robinson Circle
McQueen Farms
Naylor, GA, 31641

Session 1: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (rescheduled date due to inclement weather)
Session 2: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

FVSU Cooperative Extension and USDA NRCS are partnering together to host a 2-day hands-on-clinic for farmers who are interested in learning more about utilizing high tunnel hoop houses on their farms.  USDA NRCS and a local contractor will be teaching farmers how to successfully complete installation by demonstrating on-site how to build a high tunnel, install plastic, set the ground posts, install roll up walls, install main cover, install the cold frame kit, and site preparation. Also, farmers will learn about the correct type of finishing materials to install the high tunnel hoop house and costs.  There will also be a representative from USDA FSA to discuss financing options available to install this practice on your farm.

Farmers will learn about resource concerns and conservation practices offered under USDA NRCS EQIP Program. Farmers will be able to meet other farmers who have successfully secured financing from USDA to implement this conservation practice on their farm to benefit their agricultural operations.

Farmers will learn:

  • What is EQIP?
  • What are the Benefits?
  • How Does EQIP Work?
  • How Long is a EQIP Contract?
  • What Land are eligible for EQIP?
  • What types of payments are offered through EQIP?
  • Who is Eligible to apply for EQIP?
  • Program Eligibility?

Contractor Talking Points:

  • How to build a High Tunnel
  • Plastic Installation
  • Ground Post Installation
  • Roll up Walls Installation
  • Main Cover Installation
  • Cold Frame Installation
  • Site Preparation
  • Irrigation Installation

Presenters:

Charlie Grace
USDA NRCS South Region Outreach Coordinator

Eugene Radford
Radford Farms

Joy Moten-Thomas
FVSU Cooperative Extension

Chad Scruggs
USDA FSA District Director

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