The Ag Engineering podcasts chats with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to share the tools, tips, and techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. This episode The Ag Engineering podcast captures chats with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to share the tools, tips, and techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. This episode is a conversation with Taylor and Jake of Footprint Farm (footprintfarmvt.com) on forming habits that create a sustainable farm business. Taylor started a blog to share her experiences and practices as well as an Instagram account dedicated to sharing how she copes with the stress and challenges of this career.
The Ag Engineering podcast captures chats with farmers to share the tools, tips, and techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. This episode is a conversation with Taylor and Jake of Footprint Farm (footprintfarmvt.com) about how they manage multiple sales channels. From CSA members to chefs and caterers they each require a different kind of communication. Thanks for listening.
- Harvie – A CSA management program that works well for many.
- Airtable – A cloud-based database program that Taylor prefers to use for her CSA management.
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- Some Farms like them and do them well, others not so much!
- The NRCS High tunnel grant enabled quick upgrades from these cheap structures to nicer infrastructure
- Leave 3-4 feet of extra plastic width-wise to not end up too short on the edges
- Cheap clamps work well for keeping the sides scrunched up
- Rolling (scrunching) the plastic up underneath helps water during rain events bead off the plastic rather than pulling down the sides
- PVC is too soft for Vermont wind, using EMT came out ahead
- End walls are worth the effort to build to ease getting in and out of the tunnel
Considering a cat tunnel? Here is another post from Boostrap farmer to check out. HIGH TUNNEL VS CATERPILLAR TUNNEL: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
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Hello friends and farmers!
I am excited to share a new idea and am looking for your feedback and support! Today, I am releasing Episode 0 of the UVM Extension Ag Engineering Podcast! This is a short form audio segment on tools, tips, and techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm.
This is a trial episode to introduce the idea, and give you a feel for what to expect. It is 5 minutes in duration, but I expect future episodes will be 10-20 minute interviews with farmers talking about a specific piece of equipment or farming practice that has changed their farm for the better.
Have a listen, and let me know what you think! If you want to hear more or have a topic idea I’d love to hear it. You can either e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.