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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

Photos are worth 1,000 words—or $500!

Feed Buckets

Do you love taking pictures as much as you love your FarmTek products? Well, it’s time to get inspired and take some great photos of your favorite FarmTek items in action because our 2013 Photo Contest starts June 18th! Since we love our loyal readers so much, we wanted to give you a couple days head start to find (or take) the perfect photo!

Get ready for your ten seconds of fame, because if you win, you’ll be featured on our website and this very blog. Anyone can enter and we’re looking for photos showcasing how you use our products, so get snapping.

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 FarmTek gift certificate and five lucky runners-up will each receive a $200 FarmTek gift certificate. How’s that for motivation?

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New Products for Fall from FarmTek

Did you know that we update our catalog four times a year with new products? Our merchandising team works hard year round to find the best items to offer to our customers and the new additions to our Fall 2012 book are no exception. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll be getting the newest catalog next week. (If you aren’t on our mailing list, sign up so you don’t miss out!)

Don’t want to wait another week to find out what’s new from FarmTek? Here’s a special preview just for our loyal blog readers.

For Your Livestock

Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed SystemWith the drought across the country, we know many farmers are struggling to provide feed for their livestock. It’s times likes these when technological advancements such as hydroponic fodder systems are the most significant. Our Fodder-Pro 2.0 Mini Feed System is now available. A “mini” version of the full system, it can produce up to 125 lbs. of fresh, nutrient-rich fodder each day in a system footprint of only 56” wide by 122” high by 120” long. Feeding fresh fodder to livestock offers a variety of health benefits, including improved milk production in dairy cattle, higher fleece appearance in fiber goats and alpacas, higher energy levels in horses and more.
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2012 Photo Contest Results

The results are in! After much debate and a whole lot of photo admiration, our team of judges has chosen the grand prize winner and runners-up for our 2012 Photo Contest. We’d like to thank everyone that shared their great photos and thoughtful testimonials about our products.

Without further ado—here’s our grand prize winner!

Name – Richard Staus
Location – Hastings, MN
Product – Gro-Max Gothic High Tunnel
Place – First

Gro-Max Gothic High Tunnel 2
Gro-Max Gothic High Tunnel 1“Shopping for the right greenhouse was as important to me as purchasing a vacation home, especially since I knew how much time I’d be spending in it. After checking with several companies, I consulted with a sales rep at FarmTek and felt confident that he could help me make the right choice for my family’s new greenhouse.”
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Spotlight on Riverside Alpaca Farm and their Herd’s New Home

Livestock Housing by FarmTekRaising livestock can be extremely rewarding, especially when you find a way to keep them happy and comfortable in their space. Moving from one farm to another can be especially hard for livestock, so if the new home you transition them into is much better than the last, it can make the change a bit easier. This was the case when John and Christine Gardiner moved from Sandy, Oregon to Cave Junction and offered their alpacas quite the upgrade in living quarters.
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Top 10 Reasons You Should Own a High Tunnel

Pro Solar Star High Tunnel
Farmers looking to extend their growing season are wisely turning to high tunnel growing. Do you have one yet? If not, here are the top ten reasons a high tunnel can change your farming operation for the better, whether you are a backyard farmer or working 100 acres. Read more