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The top heating methods and where to use them

effinity-heater-in-greenhouseIt is well into December and while snow has not yet collected on the ground here at our South Windsor, Connecticut headquarters, the winter chill has certainly set in. With the sun setting just after 4 PM and temperatures rarely breaking 40 degrees Fahrenheit, winter in the Northeast can be one of the most challenging seasons, especially when caring for plants or livestock. Thankfully, our company headquarters have been here in the Northeast since our establishment in 1979, and because of that, we have 30+ years of first-hand experience to help your farm remain warm and functional throughout this challenging time. Read more

Introducing our new GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures website

GH Screen ShotFarmTek/Growers Supply, the industry-leading manufacturer of greenhouse structures with over 40 years experience and 14,000 structures in the field today, is proud to announce the launch of its new GrowSpan website. The site can be found at www.GrowSpan.com, and it represents the culminations of FarmTek/Growers Supply’s greenhouse rebranding efforts. Read more

Now’s the Time for that Building Solution You’ve Been Thinking About

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Outfitting your farm with the necessary buildings and structures can quickly become costly. While FarmTek has been providing custom designed ClearSpan Hercules Truss Arch Buildings to the agricultural community for decades, many customers are surprised to find that there are also a wide range of Freestanding and Pony Wall Buildings that provide an economical – yet dependable – solution that ships fast and can be constructed quickly. Read more

Introducing a new way to find your structural solutions

CS30FarmTek has been providing ClearSpan structures to farmers everywhere for decades. As the agricultural industry becomes more competitive with each passing year, the ability for farms to quickly obtain the supplies, tools and structures they need is essential to maintaining a strong business. Read more

A sustainable future with hydropoincs

LettuceIt is no surprise to anyone within the farming and growing community that over the past few years, growing conditions have become increasingly challenging and presented a number of new obstacles to overcome. These changes have come about rapidly and with strong influence, forcing farmers to adapt quickly to new growing techniques or suffer through another year of lower than average harvests. Read more

Customer Spotlight – Fodder at Double J Farms

111628 Animals Dairy 06Challenge – Improve quality of milk in winter
Solution – Two FodderPro 3.0 Commercial Feed System
Application – Hydroponic fodder for dairy cow consumption

Sitting on 75 acres of Ohio farmland, Double J Farms has been owned by Joe Streit for over 30 years. The farm is mainly a dairy operation where they furnish raw milk to herd share owners, but the farm also raises some beef, as well as pigs and layer hens. Read more

Introducing our new bloggers

Meet our bloggers

If you are a devoted blog follower of ours, you may have noticed a few new contributors recently. Over the past few months, we have had several new writers contributing to the blog, and we wanted to take a moment to personally introduce our new team of writers. Learn more about our new contributors as they share some of their personal experiences and industry expertise that has led them to joining the FarmTek team. Read more

Customer Spotlight: Underground Greens

IMG_6384Challenge – Time consuming growing process
Solution – Two HydroCycle 9″ Pro NFT Series Microgreen Trays
Application – Expanding a microgreen business

Maryna Higgins is the owner of Underground Greens, a microgreen business, which she started in her D.C. apartment in 2015. Higgins began by growing a few varieties of microgreens while testing the market, and early on she found that local chefs preferred having smaller, more frequent deliveries which Higgins then started to offer. Read more

Announcing our new Controlled Environment Agriculture experience!

image2aA lot has happened here at FarmTek since our last blog post. For one thing, a new year is now upon us, and in the transition from 2015 to 2016, we took a deep dive into our Controlled Environment Agriculture schools with one major question in mind, “How can we improve the overall CEA learning experience for our guests?” Read more

2015 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

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Our 2015 photo contest supplied us with literally hundreds of new customer submitted product photos, and our winning photos were just a small sampling of the great photos we received. If you haven’t had a chance to see our 2015 winning submissions yet, you can learn all about them in our 2015 Photo Contest Winners blog posted last week. With such a collection of high-quality submissions this year, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our other favorites with our Honorable Mentions category. Read more