2019 Winners

  • $10,600

    Arizona Microgreens | Phoenix, AZ

    Tractor for Soil Reutilization

    Microgreens

    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $10,500

    Reeves Family Farm | Princeton, TX

    Farm Packing Shed Improvements and Expansion for Reeves Family Farm

    Okra, squash varieties, tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, peas, beets, green beans, potatoes, sweet onions, raddish, greens, lettuces, broccoli, carrots, garlic, turnips, chard, spinach, kohlrabi, cantaloupe

    • Organic Farming
  • $10,000

    Merchant's Garden | Tuscon, AZ

    Sustainable & Efficient Summer Farming in the Desert

    Leafy Greens

    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
  • $10,000

    Dawson's Orchards | Enon Valley, PA

    Establish a Mason Bee Colony

    Apples, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $7,000

    Huntsinger Farms | Hegins, PA

    Underground Irrigation Installation on Two Locations

    Potatoes, grain-rye, wildlife habitat cover crops

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $6,000

    Valhalla Organics | Talent, OR

    Give Honey Bees a Sweet Ride & New Hives!

    Valhalla keeps honeybees, harvesting honey, beeswax, and propolis. They grow tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, beets, carrots, peppers, sunflowers, and assorted herbs. They also process shelf stable products like pickles and preserves, using garlic, onions, cauliflower, blackberries, peaches, and other fruits and vegetables sourced from local organic and certified naturally grown farmers.

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Water Recycling/Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Vigeo Gardens | Akron, OH

    The Dynamic Touch Project- Progressing the sensing and robotic automation for the agricultural industry

    Microgreens, lettuce, herbs

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Long and Scott Farms | Mt. Dora, FL

    Educating the Community, One Delivery at a Time

    Kirby cucumbers, Zellwood sweet corn, cabbage (red, green, savoy and napa), kale, sweet onions, collard greens, turnips, mustard greens, bok choy, brussels sprouts, strawberries, peas, okra, and various other veggies.

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Rendleman Orchards | Alto Pass, IL

    Global Food Safety Recertification

    Peaches, nectarines, apples, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, and green beans

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Loylang Urban Farms | Raleigh, NC

    Tripling Production of Hydroponic Lettuce in a Greenhouse utilizing vertical racks and LED Lighting in an Urban Environment

    Bibb Lettuce, Salanova Leaf Lettuce, Summer Crisp Lettuce

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $4,000

    Trempler Family Farms, LLC | Corvallis, OR

    Help Take My Farm HIGHER with a HIGH Tunnel!

    Tomatoes, peppers, garlic, lettuce, onions, squash, berries

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
  • $3,000

    Mari's Gardens LLC | Honolulu, HI

    Help Mari's Gardens LLC expand our production!

    Lettuce is their primary crop, but they also grow tomatoes, cucumbers, beets and radish

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $2,000

    Morning Sun Farms | Fredric, WI

    Solar Energy For Year-Round Growing

    Micro-greens, leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, garden produce, berries

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
  • $2,000

    Mahonia Gardens | Sisters, OR

    Community Farm Stand in Sisters, Oregon

    Swiss chard, parsley, green onions, kale, Napa cabbage, lettuce, cilantro, rhubarb, salad mixes, radishes, spinach, arugula, turnips, pac choi, daikon, carrots, beets, basil, broccoli, peas, cabbage, fennel bulb, onions, beans, shallots, winter squash, summer squash, leeks, tomatoes, tomatillos, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, parsnips, frisee, okra, tulsi, celariac, cauliflower, kohlrabi

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation

2018 Winners

  • $10,000

    PPC Farms | Mission, TX

    Use of Floating Covers in Organic Brassica and Cucurbit Production in South Texas.

    Texas Spring onions, kale and other greens, cabbage, winter squashes, beets, jalapeno, broccoli, cilantro

    • Minority Owned Business
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Organic Farming
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $10,000

    PL88 Farm | Prentiss, MS

    Purchase Transportation and Shed for Watermelons and Vegetables

    Watermelons

    • Minority Owned Business
    • Beginning Farmer (farming for less than 5yrs)
    • Farms in economically challenged areas of the country
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    East Texas Aquaponics | Mineola, TX

    Improving Food Safety in Aquaponics

    Leafy greens, herbs, and edible flowers

    • Beginning Farmer (farming for less than 5 years)
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Organic Farming
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling/ Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Costa Farm & Greenhouse | White Bear Lake, MN

    Streamline Packing Facility with New Storage and Maintenance Building

    Sweet corn, green leaf and Tuscano Kale, bell peppers, banana peppers, jalapenos, poblano and Anaheim peppers, Roma and round tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini

    • Woman Owned Business
    • Drip Irrigation
  • $3,000

    City Roots | Columbia, SC

    Helping Farmers Feed Families

    Microgreens, culinary mushrooms, cut flowers, lettuce, arugula, beans, peas, collards, kale, broccoli, mustard greens, radish, turnips, carrots, beets, summer and winter squash, sweet and irish potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, cucumbers, peppers, and cabbage

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $1,000

    Lone Tree Foods | Crete, NE

    Larger Truck to Meet the Needs of our Expanding Local Food Network

    Green beans, cabbage, broccoli, microgreens, cherry tomatoes, beets, sweet potatoes, eggplant, and more

    • Woman Owned Business
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $1,000

    Long and Scott Farms | Mount Dora, FL

    New Horizons for Sustaining Our Family Farm: Processing

    Kirby cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage (red, green, savoy and napa), kale, sweet onions, collard greens, turnips, mustard greens, bok choy, brussel sprouts, strawberries, and various other veggies.

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip irrigation
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Innovative Technology