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    Oilseed, Oil, Meal and Biodiesel Cost Calculator

    Oilseed, Oil, Meal and Biodiesel Cost Calculator

    The Oilseed Crop Production Cost and Profit Calculator is intended to allow farmers to assess potential costs and profits associated with oilseed production and conversion to oil, meal and biodiesel.

    Micro Hydro Basics and Case Study

    Micro Hydro Basics and Case Study

    Small scale hydropower is an inexpensive and relatively simple way to produce reliable energy. Here are some resources and case studies as an introduction to DIY hydro.

    The WiFi Farm Guide

    The WiFi Farm Guide

    Low cost farm wide WiFi to enable remote sensors and any other WiFi enabled device.

    Organizers Call

    Organizers Call

    An organizational tool for connecting folks working remotely from a number of locations. Regular google hangouts. Ask to be invited to join us!

    Multi rack

    Multi rack

    Heavy duty cargo rack for bicycles and electricity generation.

    DIY Farm/Bike Trailer

    DIY Farm/Bike Trailer

    A bulletproof, versatile, inexpensive bike trailer. For $20.

    Mobile Distillery

    Mobile Distillery

    A mobile distillery, spirit-making equipment direct to farm and forest.

    Ground-Driven PTO Forecart converted from antique tractor

    Ground-Driven PTO Forecart converted from antique tractor

    This ground-driven PTO forecart is made out of a CASE VC tractor. We split the engine off of the rear end, and built the rear end up into a cart, adding a deck, tongues, a seat, and a railing. Generally, a forecart is used in between a team of draft horses and a piece of farm equipment and includes a place for the teamster to stand or sit while operating the machinery. For us at the Northland Sheep Dairy that means a 14 ft rotary tedder (tested and functional) but it could be used for many different PTO-driven pieces of equipment--perhaps even combines and balers. This project was undertaken at the Northland Sheep Dairy by Donn Hewes.

    Rocket-clave- A wood-fired autoclave

    Rocket-clave- A wood-fired autoclave

    The rocket-clave is a wood-fired autoclave. The rocket-clave was designed in order to reduce fossil-fuel consumption (specifically propane) in the production of edible and medicinal mushrooms.

    shipping container post-harvest shed/commercial kitchen

    shipping container post-harvest shed/commercial kitchen

    This project turns a 40' insulated shipping container into a fully operational post processing station and cold storage unit as well as a commercial kitchen for value added processing. This project can be built in under $10,000 and combines several readily available technologies such as solar-hot water systems and the cool-bot so that a farmer can process, add value and store produce from a small farm without needing to pull building permits or worry about long term tenure.