New York, NY (PRWEB) December 07, 2013
Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, commends Nevada farmer, Carol Huether, for using sustainable farming practices to harvest healthy, organic produce.
According to a November 8th article published by the United States Department of Agriculture, titled, “Nevada Farmer Reinvents Herself with 10 Acres and a High Tunnel,” Carol Huether, a Nevada resident, decided to reinvent herself using her years of experience managing other people’s businesses to build a successful organic vegetable and herb farm.
However, Nevada’s arid and flat terrain didn’t make for good conditions. Conventional Nevada farmers typically only have an 85-90-day growing season to the state’s hot summers and dry, cold winters. After extensive research and help from the USDA, Huether started utilizing seasonal high tunnels, or hoop houses, to extend her farming season. Hoop houses are structures that resemble green houses that are covered with a layer of plastic sheeting. They require no paid energy to keep heated. Instead, the houses use natural sunlight to warm up.
“I have probably extended my growing season a good six weeks on either end,” Huether says in the article. This extra time provides Huether with an advantage over her local competitors.
Philippe van den Bossche, impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, commends Huether for her perseverance and success. “By taking advantage of the Earth’s natural resources, Carol Huether is able to harvest organic produce at low costs.”
“This allows her to provide the local community with a healthier alternative to conventionally-grown produce while also increasing her profitability,” he says. “Hopefully, other farmers looking to make the switch to organic will see Carol’s success and feel confident in doing so.”
Philippe van den Bossche is an impact entrepreneur and investor and Chairman/ Owner of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a leading organic agricultural and horticultural consulting and manufacturing company located in Middlefield, Ohio. AEA provides consulting services and specialty nutritional products to farms throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. van den Bossche is an advocate for organic farming and agriculture.