What is the NRCS Eqip High Tunnel Initiative?

EQIP helps to fund the purchase and installation of hoophouses and high tunnels for in-ground production. Before applying, we suggest you familiarize yourself with the different conservation practices available. Multiple practices implemented on your farm will improve your application score, and further push the EQIP initiative, which increases your chance for funding.

Choosing a NRCS Eligible Structure

Nifty hoophouses are built tough to withstand northern winters and are engineered to exceed NRCS standards. We have traveled across the United States helping farmers successfully achieve their ambitions through the NRCS program. When approved for funding, you will receive a specific dollar amount per square foot toward the total cost of your structures. Our hoophouses cost less per square foot the longer we build them. For this reason, a larger hoophouse can actually cost less than a shorter one, if EQIP funding is available.

How Do I Apply?

Before contacting your local NRCS representative you will want to have the proper documentation ready, including a FSA Farm Tract Number, tax ID and proof of land rights. The local representative will visit your farm, discuss a conservation plan, and guide you through the application process with additional forms.

Still Have Questions?

Nifty Hoops is available to clarify any NRCS information, and help you decide on the right structure for your farm. We would love to talk through your project with you.

About Us

Nifty Hoops

Nifty Hoops is working to radically re-localize food systems around the United States by helping our growers become successful and profitable while they feed our communities. To do this, we have designed a series of more efficient crop protection structures (hoophouses), which increase resilience of farms against wind, rain, and cold and extend the growing season through the winter months. We have drawn from our backgrounds in engineering and farming, and taken feedback from growers to redesign how high tunnels are manufactured, sold and built.

Nifty Hoops NRCS Hoophouse and EQIP High Tunnels

Our Hoophouses

Nifty Hoops are laser precise, built to last, and proven in the field.
Our structures are built quickly and efficiently so you can do that thing you do.

Nifty Hoops Sustainable Farming Hoophouse 30 Gothic

30' Gothic

The new standard in high tunnels, Nifty’s flagship 30’-wide hoophouse offers superior strength, durable materials and grower friendly features

Nifty Hoops Sustainable Farming Hoophouse 22.5 Gothic

22.5' Gothic

Our 22.5’-wide hoophouse brings all the strength and durability of the wider hoophouse, with a footprint to fit your space and your budget