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Farm Incubator Project

The University of Minnesota Extension Service, in collaboration with the Center for Rural Design, has worked to provide necessary and affordable storage and shelter for the Immigrant Farm Program. The two component system, consisting of one secure storage module and one work shelter module, can be arranged in any number of configurations. The versatility of the two part design directly relates to the diversity existing in Minnesota's farming community today. The ability to combine the modules in various ways allows diverse communities to realize their own unique agrarian lifestyles while the vocabulary of construction integrates with an existing local aesthetic and pattern.