Upcoming Webinar on Developing an Ag Tool Sharing System
Sharing farm equipment & tools is an opportunity for many specialty crop producers to increase their productivity & efficiency, without as much cost.
S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is hosting a webinar on April 28, 2022 at 12 PM Central/11 AM Mountain featuring a panel of tool sharing organizers who will discuss their setup, advantages of tool sharing, considerations, and more, while also being available for questions.
This webinar is for producers, conservation districts, agricultural non-profits, and others interested in developing a system for producers to share equipment.
The panel includes the following business, organizations and farms:
- Sprouting Farms offers the rental of an array of hand tools, materials, and equipment such as greens harvesters, seeders and sprayers for neighboring farms in West Virginia. Farm Manager Doug share about their tool sharing system.
- Cheshire Conservation District will provide a perspective of how a conservation district can help producers by offering an equipment rental program. Their no-till drills, aerators, soil steamers, and onion topper can help producers of all scales to succeed.
- Lisel, co-direct of 21 Acres, is currently launching their tool sharing program, and will be able to share the perspective of ideas to get started.
- Hilary, of Diggers Mirth Collective Farm, is one of many producers who are able to grow their farm without the full cost of farming equipment. Hilary will share how renting equipment from Intervale Farmer Equipment Company, allows Diggers Mirth to be self-reliant and successful.
SDSPA Members can access the webinar & recording for free with the promo code emailed out in the April E-News. South Dakota NRCS/Conservation District Employees can use the promo code ConDist with their work email address for a free ticket to the webinar. If you are a SDSPA member and do not have the promo code to enter, please email SDSPA.
The cost for non-members to participate is $5. Register for this webinar on Eventbrite.
Please feel free to submit your questions prior to the event.
If you’d like to become a SDSPA member, register here. All registrants will be sent a recording of the webinar.