The facility as a whole was created recognizing the need for affordable services and rental spaces for agricultural-related purposes. At the same time, it is important for tenants and members to recognize there are costs associated with developing, implementing and maintaining the programs, facilities, equipment, licenses and permits. Rental fees are collected monthly from tenants to cover utilities, maintenance and insurance needs of the property.
The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is a unique research facility. Each company that leases a research plot treats the plot as if it were their own farm using their own people and equipment to plant, tend, gather data and harvest crops.
The farmland is comprised of Hoytville silty clay loam soil, which is representative of 80 percent of the farmland in northwest Ohio and therefore, makes the facility a prime research location. The facility features wide drives and grassed waterways for easy access to plots, a surface drainage system, and a subsurface drainage system with 40' spacing. There are two pumps that remove water from surface and subsurface drain systems.
The property consists of approximately 135.9 acres (101.1 farmable acres), 14.6 acres of woods, and an additional 11 acres is utilized for buildings, ponds, drives, etc.
Two greenhouses are attached to the main building, one is being used for storage purposes. Each greenhouse is 3200 sq. ft., divided into four individual bays each measuring 20'x40' (800 sq. ft. each).
Greenhouse #1 Description: Free standing truss style greenhouse, 21' wide x 100' long (2,100 square feet) 10' high, covered with a single layer polycarbonate. The greenhouses are cooled by a large exhaust fan and heated by natural gas unit heaters. Concrete and gravel floor. Overhead door.
Greenhouse #2 & #3 Description: two gutter connected truss style greenhouses (divider wall under gutter), each 27' wide x 100' long (2700 square feet each) 10' high, covered with a single layer polycarbonate. The green houses are cooled by a large exhaust fan and heated by natural gas unit heaters. Concrete and gravel floor. Overhead door.
Greenhouse # 4 Description: Quonset style acrylic covered greenhouse 22' wide x 48' long (1056 square feet) 10' high. The greenhouse is cooled by a large exhaust fan and heated by natural gas unit heaters. Concrete and gravel floor.
Greenhouse # 5 & 6 Description: two Quonset style fiberglass covered greenhouse 20' wide x 48' long (960 square feet each) 10' high. The greenhouses are cooled by a large exhaust fan and heated by natural gas unit heaters. Concrete and gravel floor.
The main office building consists of the following and is available for local businesses or organizations to use:
* Conference room available for a minimal fee
* Four Offices - office space is not available at this time.
* Four Restrooms - two men, one ladies and one unisex handicap accessible
* Two attached greenhouses
* Utilities include: well water, natural gas and the main electrical supply is 480 volt three phase, also available: 3 ph 240v, 1 ph 240v, and 120v.
Measurements of facilities are intended strictly for informational purposes.