Tunneling in

Three “high tunnel” agricultural installations financed by low-interest loans from the Jefferson County Development Authority were installed at local county farms Tuesday. Jefferson County Development Authority Executive Director John Reisenweber (above, holding a wooden post) helped to install the tunnels along with county Agricultural Director Shep Ogden (left). High tunnels act in a manner similar to greenhouses, allowing farmers to begin growing crops before temperatures rise high enough for regular outdoor planting to take place. One high tunnel was installed near Shepherdstown at the home of Bill Marshall, a service-disabled Navy veteran. High tunnels were also installed at the homes of David Hill and Gale Livingstone.

Three “high tunnel” agricultural installations financed by low-interest loans from the Jefferson County Development Authority were installed at local county farms Tuesday. Jefferson County Development Authority Executive Director John Reisenweber (above, holding a wooden post) helped to install the tunnels along with county Agricultural Director Shep Ogden (left). High tunnels act in a manner similar to greenhouses, allowing farmers to begin growing crops before temperatures rise high enough for regular outdoor planting to take place. One high tunnel was installed near Shepherdstown at the home of Bill Marshall, a service-disabled Navy veteran. High tunnels were also installed at the homes of David Hill and Gale Livingstone.

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