KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District is expanding a program that rents out agricultural equipment to small-scale farmers and other community members at affordable rates.
The Peninsula Clarion reported Thursday that the district was able to purchase three new pieces of equipment — a potato digger, a potato washer and a potato planter — with assistance grants from the Kenai Peninsula Foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation and the Western SARE.
Small-scale farmers can rent the equipment for $25 a day, plus a donation of 25 pounds (11 kilograms) of potatoes to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.
It’s a cheaper alternative than spending thousands of dollars on those types of equipment.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42 VIEW
- New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger WATCH
- Scientists to study the 'modern miracle' of Ozzy Osbourne's survival
- Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
- Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies VIEW
The potato digger works on a single row of potatoes or other root crop.
Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, http://www.peninsulaclarion.com