Fall 2012 Photo Contest Results!
The results are in for our Fall 2012 Photo Contest! With all of the great entries we received this time around, it was difficult for our judges to narrow the pool down to just one winner and five runners-up. We received photos of a huge array of products, from greenhouses and high tunnels, to poultry equipment, to barn curtain and shade material. A big thank you to everyone who sent in photos this year. Don’t be discouraged if you weren’t a winner this time. We will be doing this contest again shortly, so keep the entries coming!
Here’s a look at our winners!
Grand Prize Winner
Name – The iF Foundation
Location – Haiti
Product – 10-Hole Rollout Nests
Place – First
“FarmTek Nest Boxes were recommended to us by experts in the poultry field to ensure that we were using the best quality equipment and meeting the highest industry standards. As you can see from our photos, the iF Foundation and Haitian Pride Poultry are raising happy hens. Our mortality rate is low and egg production is better than expected.” – Eileen Spencer, iF Foundation
About 10-Hole Front Rollout Nests
10-Hole Front Rollout Nests offer easier egg collection and less breakage. With this nest, eggs can be collected without disturbing hens. An individual rollout bottom on each of the ten nests is a huge convenience. Made of rustproof, heavy galvanized steel and noncorroding plastic, this unit can meet the needs of up to forty hens with ease. Shop our entire line of poultry equipment here.
Fall 2012 Runners-Up
ClearSpan™ Freestanding Building
“This clear-cut growth Ponderosa pine was going to be sent to a local mill to produce framing lumber. Instead of that terrible fate for this beautiful lumber, I bought two flatbeds of logs and milled the timbers myself. I designed ends for my ClearSpan™ Freestanding Building from the lumber. The ends include full-height bi-fold doors which open on both ends and allow us to drive through with boat and farm equipment.
My National Account Manager suggested I add additional rafters to account for the heavy snow load in my region. I drilled footing holes and buried the auger anchors in concrete piers below the frost line. This building has worked out great and was more cost effective than a completely wood structure. After spending several days this summer spraying all the wood with oil stain, I came to appreciate the fact that I only had the ends to do and the rest just needed a power wash!”
Learn more about ClearSpan™ Freestanding Buildings.
Sun Master® Pull and Cut Greenhouse Film
“I am a backyard farmer and my greenhouse has been extremely useful by allowing me to start hundreds of seedlings earlier in the spring. I also use it to harden off plants and overwinter some of my perennials. I am able to grow more varieties than before and being able to start seedlings directly in the greenhouse has saved me a lot of time and effort.”
Learn more about Sun Master® Pull and Cut Greenhouse Film.
Andrew and Amber Malucelli
Gothic Cold Frame and Greenhouse Film
“The high tunnel has worked for us on many levels. This was our first season and the most obvious benefit has been extending our growing season into November in Montana. Also, it is an easy space to intensively manage and farm. With less than 45 days, the cover crop mix as shown in the photo would not have had the same growth and benefits without the tunnel. Yields and germination rate were noticeably higher than the same crops grown just outside the tunnel, and we used less irrigation. With the NRCS program, we were able to pay off the high tunnel during the first season!”
Double-Tuf™ Salt Block Pans and Feed Troughs
“The Double-Tuf™ Salt Block Pan is constructed of heavy plastic which can withstand abuse from large livestock. It’s very easy to pick up and move to other pastures as the cattle are moved to graze in different areas. It works well for our polled Hereford cattle and boer goats. The Double-Tuf™ Feed Trough is also great for the boer goats. They like to push each other around and the steel grille allows more than one to eat at a time. Also, it is easy to move to other stalls if needed. It is very well crafted to stand up to all the playing our goats do.”
Jerry and Janel Anderson
Gro-Max High Tunnel
“We are very happy with the high tunnel we purchased through Growers Supply in May 2012. It is amazing how fast plants increase in size under the right conditions and how much more they will produce as well. We are very anxious to see how much earlier we are able to plant next year here in northern North Dakota. This was our first summer with the structure and I learned a lot. I especially enjoyed being able to be inside the garden when it was raining. Thanks again Growers Supply!”
Learn more about Gro-Max High Tunnels.
We hope you liked the winners. Maybe this post has even inspired you to send in your photos for the next contest. We always have great prizes! We will be sure to let you know right here on this blog as soon as the next contest is starting! To see winners from previous years, visit our Photo Contest page.