Individual farming/ranching operations are eligible to apply for two USDA grant programs, with deadlines coming up soon.
Small-Scale Technology and Practices for Sweet Potato Growing in Southeast Oklahoma
Market gardeners are often caught in a technological doughnut hole. They cannot justify purchasing large-scale equipment for small operations, but farm enough land and crops to merit tools and techniques that ease aching backs and the strain on their pocketbooks.
In 2010, the Kerr Center received a Federal Specialty Crops grant through the State of Oklahoma to investigate small-scale technologies and techniques that might benefit gardeners and small market growers. All of the grant work was done on the Kerr Center Ranch, at Poteau, on our certified organic demonstration site — the Cannon Horticulture Plots. Here we present a brief overview of our findings and observations.
Author: George Kuepper