Danny & Kathryn McConnell: McConnell Farms, Inc.
Strawberry Disease Management with 21st Century Greenhouse Design
Grant Award: $6,000
The McConnells are building a specialty screened greenhouse that allows for second generation and virtually disease-free plants to be supplied to commercial plant producers. The project results in a highly desirable product for commercial nurseries and also for the fruit grower.
With the technological improvements, McConnell Farms can also produce certified organic strawberry plants, a great need for local organic farmers in the region. The farm employs 50 full & part-time employees.