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Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative

Background

The Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers. The goal of the initiative is to assist producers to extend the growing season for high value crops in an environmentally safe manner.

The Initiative may assist producers in addressing a resource concern by:

• improving plant quality
• improving soil quality
• reducing nutrient and pesticide transportation
• improving air quality through reduced transportation inputs
• reducing energy use by providing consumers with a local source of fresh produce.

Application Information

Eligible applicants include individuals, legal entities, Indian Tribes or joint operations engaged in agricultural production.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Applications accepted by close of business on Friday, November 16, 2012, and Friday, March 15, 2013, will eligible for fiscal year 2013 funding consideration. (Depending on funding availability.)

Applications submitted after these dates will be evaluated and considered for funding in later funding opportunities.

For additional information about the Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative or to complete an application, please visit your local NRCS field office.

Jennifer C. Heglund
Assistant State Conservationist (Programs)

Phone: 701-530-2095
Email: jennifer.heglund@nd.usda.gov