Grant Award: $3,000 – Well Establishment, Drip Irrigation and Fertigation
Ryan is expanding his current operation with the addition of a complete farm irrigation system setup, allowing him to make the most of his four acres by increasing the poundage per acre.
In implementing this new drip irrigation system and liquid fertilizer, Ryan hopes to increase his yield by at least 20 percent. Last year, he grew 40,000 pounds of produce and he plans to increase that by 50 percent with the addition of an acre and the new fertigation system. Ryan mainly sells wholesale to Eastern Carolina Organics.