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  • 1.  High Tunnel Grants?

    Posted 11-10-2021 10:51:00 AM
    Good Morning!

    I am Kendall Slaughter, Farm to School Specialist for Springfield, Mo Public Schools. We are in the process of constructing an AgAcademy Magnet School. We feel it's imperative to have a high tunnel if we are completely centering our curriculum around agriculture. We do not have the funding to purchase a high tunnel directly. We all feel it is absolutely necessary but the powers that be did not add any funding for the construction of a high tunnel in the beginning of this project. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to where I should look for grant funding for a high tunnel? I know the NRCS/USDA has a reimbursement program for beginning farmers but I don't think we will qualify being a publicly funded school. I have also applied for this reimbursement for my own home for several years and the funding keeps getting pulled and reallocated. 

    Any help or ideas is appreciated!

    Thank you all!

    Kendall Slaughter
    Farm to School Specialist
    Springfield Public Schools
    Springfield, Mo