The facilities (structures) as well as the equipment (tractors, implements, machinery, tools, etc.) of a farm operation play an important role in the productivity and profitability of the farm. Facilities and equipment are typically thought of as investments and labor savers, but they can become a source of financial ruin for the farm. It is essential for the farmer to design or adapt, utilize and maintain all farm facilities and equipment for optimum use, efficiency and safety. This section lists resources by category to help farmers gain knowledge and understand how best to utilize space and equipment on the farm for housing, storage and productivity.
Power (electricity, solar, wind)
Design & Construction
Building Plans from Land Grant Universities
Building Maintenance and Use
Product Storage (dry storage, refrigeration, root cellars)
Machinery Purchase or Lease?
Farm Machinery Maintenance
Farm Eqiupment Safety and Use
Manure Handling & Storage
Waste Water Handling