Sustainable Fig Farm Using Renewable Solar and Geothermal Energy

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2005: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Ivan’s Fig Farm

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: figs, berries (strawberries), general tree fruits
  • Vegetables: broccoli, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), peppers
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, multiple cropping
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management, feasibility study, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedges - woody
  • Pest Management: mulching - plastic
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, sustainability measures
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