Grant Award: $4,000
Dakota has added an irrigation system for his current vegetable production and future and future blackberry plantings. He purchased and installed a pump, stainless steel sand filters, piping and drip lines.
With this irrigation system in place, Dakota now has the ability to triple his vegetable acreage and add an acre of blackberries to his current operation. He also will be able to expand up to 5 acres of berries in the future.
This drip irrigation system will allow more efficient use of water, decrease amount of herbicides needed and provide an infrastructure to add a u-pick operation to his farm.