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In this episode, Andrew Coggins, an agriculture specialist with  NCAT's ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, at NCAT's headquarters in Butte, Montana, talks about the process NCAT followed to build two new high tunnels on its SIFT demonstration farm at the Butte office. The high tunnels were supported in part by a grant from the USDA NRCS's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP). For information on this topic, or about applying for the EQUIP program, you can contact Andrew directly at andrewc@ncat.org. Related ATTRA Resources: High Tunnels in Urban Agriculture High Tunnel Fruit and Grape Production for Eastern Growers High Tunnels for Vegetable Production in...

In this series of podcasts, Thomas Schroeder, Sustainable Ag Specialist in NCAT's Southwest reginal office sat down with Pedro Schambon, owner/operator of My Father's Farm, to talk about food safety and scaling up to wholesale markets. My Father's Farm is a certified organic farm situated on 52 acres in Seguin, Texas, growing year-round both in-field and in greenhouse settings. Pedro talks in depth about the changes that they needed to make to their facilities, practices and overall approach to food safety, GAP and FSMA as they made the transition from CSA/Farmer's Market grower to Wholesale producer. In this episode, he talks about changes the farm made to safely transport, package, and trace its produce as well as advice for new farmers.
In this series of podcasts, Thomas Schroeder, Sustainable Ag Specialist in NCAT's Southwest regional office sat down with Pedro Schambon, owner/operator of My Father's Farm, to talk about food safety and scaling up to wholesale markets. My Father's Farm is a certified organic farm situated on 52 acres in Seguin, Texas, growing year-round both in-field and in greenhouse settings. Pedro talks in depth about the changes that they needed to make to their facilities, practices and overall approach to food safety, GAP and FSMA as they made the transition from CSA/Farmer's Market grower to Wholesale producer. In this episode, he talks about changes the farm make in how it packs produce.
In this series of podcasts, Thomas Schroeder, Sustainable Ag Specialist in NCAT's Southwest regional office sat down with Pedro Schambon, owner/operator of My Father's Farm, to talk about food safety and scaling up to wholesale markets. My Father's Farm is a certified organic farm situated on 52 acres in Seguin, Texas, growing year-round both in-field and in greenhouse settings. Pedro talks in depth about the changes that they needed to make to their facilities, practices and overall approach to food safety, GAP and FSMA as they made the transition from CSA/Farmer's Market grower to Wholesale producer. In this episode, he addresses changes the farm made in how it harvests its crops and the value of GAP and FSMA audits in determining practices to make their produce safer.

In this podcast, ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Luke Freeman talks with Dr. Curt Rom of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville about growing organic brambles in high tunnels. They touch on the advantages of growing in high tunnels and some of the obstacles Dr. Rom has dealt with during his research production of blackberries and raspberries. They also touch on the economics of growing organic brambles in high tunnels and how producers have successfully used high tunnels in areas where the climate isn't conducive to growing brambles. Luke recently updated the popular ATTRA publication, "Brambles: Organic Production," which is now...

Organic farmer Saul Padilla explains his trick for constructing a small hoop house that is inexpensive and very strong. Learn more about the SOAR Partnership: https://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/daa_home/cose_home/biology_home/biology_research/agroecology_home/soar Like the SOAR Partnership on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-SOAR-Partnership-1508010529434539/ Visit Yahweh's All Natural Farm & Garden: http://www.yahwehsallnaturalfarm.com/ Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YahwehsFarm?fref=ts Funding to develop this video was provided by the Organic Transitions Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2013-51106-20970. Ask an Ag Expert! Free advice from NCAT/ATTRA’s sustainable agriculture specialists. Call 800-346-9140 (English) or 800-411-3222 (Spanish); email askanagexpert@ncat.org or visit the ATTRA website at www.attra.ncat.org....

A hoophouse webinar presented by NCAT specialists Tammy Hinman and Andy Pressman. Topics include the uses and benefits of hoop houses, including increases in crop quality and yields; different types of hoop houses; construction, materials and cost estimates; management of crops, soil fertility, pests and weeds; and the economics and marketing of crops....