High Tunnels and the NRCS

In this episode, Andrew Coggins of the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Rocky Mountain Region office 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).

Anyone with questions about applying for the EQUIP program can contact Andrew through the toll free hotline (800-346-9140 or the Spanish language hotline 800-411-3222) or email askanag@ncat.org.

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Andrew mentioned the SIFT Farm website and NCAT Rocky Mountain Region Facebook page, where photos of NCAT’s high tunnel project can be found. You can access both at NCAT’s website.

Here are links to some related ATTRA resources:
High Tunnels in Urban Agriculture

High Tunnel Fruit and Grape Production for Eastern Growers

High Tunnels for Vegetable Production in Warm Season Climates

Information on Moveable High Tunnels