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Choosing Your High Tunnel

Types of High Tunnels

The style of high tunnel you use will largely depend on what you’re looking to grow. FarmTek offers ClearSpanTM High Tunnels in a variety of styles to meet your specific needs. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know what’s right. We’ve put together a short list highlighting some of our most popular high tunnels and the features that make them unique.
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High Tunnels: Extend Your Season, Grow Better Crops & Much, Much More!

High Tunnel Farming

When growing outdoors there are a number of factors that you have to take into account to ensure your crops are healthy and productive. Abiding by the growing season, as well as protecting crops from weather, disease and pests are essential to a successful harvest. Nearly eliminating these factors and getting a few extra weeks added onto your growing season can help you to grow more crops at a higher quality, and this can make all the difference between a successful and unsuccessful business. Growing with a ClearSpan™ high tunnel can protect your crops and allow you to achieve a longer growing season, which in turn will lead to crops of higher quality and quantity. Read more

The Great Pumpkin Post

Pumpkins

Fall is a favorite season for many people across the country, whether it is for the cooler weather, colorful leaves or delicious cider and apples. One of the greatest fall traditions for many families is picking out pumpkins from a local patch or farm. They’re great for carving, decorating or eating! With a variety of sizes, colors and shapes to choose from, here is a list of some popular pumpkin varieties for you to be on the lookout for when you take a trip to your local pumpkin patch.

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Goats 101 – Kids Who Want Kids: How to Get Started

Goat kids

Did we get your attention with that title?! Before you worry, let’s clarify…today’s blog is all about how to get your kids (the two-legged ones) into raising their own kids—goat kids, that is! Raising goats is a wonderful experience that teaches children responsibility and the value of hard work, as well as being a great family activity that will create lasting memories and learning experiences that will surely stick with your children—and you—for a lifetime.

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Abigail’s Fodder for Thought – Wait, what WINTER?!

Fodder trailer at WDE

It seems like fall is flying by me this year. Last I recall, it was September and I was gearing up for a month of trade shows and traveling through the glorious autumn weather to enjoy what other folks experience (outside of New England). Growing up in Maine and living in Connecticut now, fall has always been a favorite of mine. The leaves are changing, I can order hot coffee instead of iced, scarves and coats come out of the closet and I can enjoy an afternoon outside without feeling like I’m melting. It’s that homey time of year when you move from the outdoor fire pit and BBQ to the inside fire place with warm apple cider—yum!

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Cow Tales from the Dairy Farm: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year

dairy barn with fansAs some of our avid readers already know, it is my favorite time of year—FALL!  This means finishing up hay crops, chopping corn and traveling to livestock shows. In the dairy industry, the Super Bowl of dairy shows is World Dairy Expo. Expo is a place where the industry comes together to celebrate its finest members, as well as look to the future, by displaying the best of the best in newest innovations and products.

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Tales from the Fodder Trails – Kat Takes on the Hebron Harvest Fair

fodder trailer hebron fair

If there is one thing all year that I get excited about, it’s the county fair. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of representing FarmTek’s Fodder Trailer at the Hebron Harvest Fair. There are so many things that I love about the fair—the rides, games, fried dough, tractor pulls and horse shows. So naturally, when I was asked to go and exhibit our fodder trailer, I jumped at the chance! Saturday and Sunday where perfect days for the fair— a bit cool in the morning and in the afternoon it warmed up and was very sunny.

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Spotlight on Pereira Pastures Dairy – Less Pasture? More Fodder!

Pereira cows eating fodder

Like many farmers across the nation, Albert Pereira of Pereira Pastures Dairy knows what it’s like to deal with drought and dwindling pastureland for his dairy herd. As the only “Licensed Raw for Retail” dairy farm in West Texas, Pereira raises Jersey cows, which are known for their high-protein and high-quality milk yield. However, when drought conditions were destroying Pereira’s grazing pastures, he knew it was time to start looking for new feed solutions.

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2013 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo Contest Honorable Mentions
After receiving hundreds of submissions to our photo contest, we wanted to share with you some of our favorites. These photos may not have won a prize, but they still stood out and we felt that we needed to recognize them. We smiled, we laughed and we were awed by some of these great pictures and the stories we received with some of them. There are seven superlative categories and we selected a winner for each. These customers will each receive a dozen pair of our FarmTek Dot Grip Gloves! We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did!
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And The Winners Are….Announcing Our 2013 Fall Photo Contest Winners!

Photo Contest Winners

It’s that time of year again! The photos came pouring in for our 2013 Fall Photo Contest and we’re here to announce the winners! As always, the quality and quantity of photos we received was large, but we were finally able to narrow it down to a top winner and runners-up. We loved seeing the submissions from our customers—from chickens and cows, to high tunnels and greenhouses, you all sent us some great photos and we love seeing our products in action. If you didn’t submit photos this time around, be sure to do so during our next photo contest. We’d love to see what you have to share! But for now, read on and see how our top finishers are using our products!

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