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High Tunnel Initiative

High Tunnel System


Program Description


The High Tunnel System initiative is a National initiative to provide financial assistance to producers growing high value crops who have existing resource concerns by improving plant quality, improving soil quality, reducing nutrient and pesticide transport, improving air quality through reduced transportation inputs, and reducing energy use by providing consumers with a local source of fresh produce.  Additional information on the National High Tunnel Initiative can be found on the National Programs Website.

How High Tunnel Systems Work

High Tunnels Systems 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

Eligible Practices and Payment Rates

 EQIP High Tunnel System Practice Payment Rates (PDF; 32 KB)

The list of eligible conservation practices for the statewide High Tunnel System Initiative resource concerns are limited to the following:

The following list of practices is also available to producers to support the High Tunnel System to help ensure that the resource concerns are addressed while implementing and managing the High Tunnel System:

Core Practice

High Tunnel System for Crops (325)

Supporting Practices

  • Critical Area Planting
  • Diversion
  • Field Border
  • Grassed Waterway
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Surface Drainage, Field Ditch

High Tunnel Initiative Ranking Criteria (PDF; 82 KB)

High Tunnel System Screening Tool (PDF; 74KB)


Brooke Taylor
EQIP Program Manager
Phone: 405-742-7409
Email: Brooke Taylor


For additional information and assistance, visit the National Ag Energy Initiative Web Site or contact your local NRCS Field Service Center.