Base Yard Project
Modular Agricultural Baseyard Project
Agricultural Base Yards are the infrastructure, buildings, and transportation elements necessary to move produce from the field to market. A base yard is like a farm yard, except there is no residence. The components of a base yard support producer compliance with Good Agricultural Practices, and with the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements for handling fruits and vegetables. Base yards in many locations must be portable to comply with rental and zoning requirements. The base yard designs in this project were developed for converting 20 foot long shipping containers, but could also be modified for fixed structures such as post and beam buildings.
These designs were developed by the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Community Design Center. They are free to download, print, distribute, and use. The University of Arkansas makes no claims regarding these designs, their safety, or effectiveness. These supporting materials do not replace the need for qualified professionals for trade services.
Module Specific Building Plans
Individual Base Yard Module designs are provided below. For General Building Components (Fenestrations, Wall Elements, etc.) please see the Building Plans document.
- HDOA-BY01 Bathroom Facilities
- HDOA-BY02 Break Areas
- HDOA-BY03 Climate-Controlled Food Storage
- HDOA-BY04 Compost Yard
- HDOA-BY05 Curing Room
- HDOA-BY06 Equipment Storage
- HDOA-BY07 Roof Structure
- HDOA-BY08 Fertilizer Storage
- HDOA-BY09 Fuel Storage & Filling Tank
- HDOA-BY10 Office
- HDOA-BY11 Pesticide & Agricultural Chemical Storage
- HDOA-BY12 Photovoltaic System
- HDOA-BY13 Post-harvest Handling Area
- HDOA-BY14 Water Storage
- HDOA-BY15 Electrochemical Water Treatment System
A rendering of the Modular Agricultural Baseyard Project