High tunnel facilities offer a production alternative for specialty crop farmers, but also require a new set of management skills and tactics.
Can high tunnels increase yields, quality and early production for a high-value crop so that it is profitable in spite of the additional cost of the facility?
Yes, with proper management and marketing, the earlier yields and high-quality produce can increase net income potential on a small farm.
Year of Grant Completion
Hansen, Raymond S. and Naeve, Linda L., "Tunnels to tables: High tunnel production and distribution model for produce" (2010). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 364.