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