Once or twice in a lifetime the average tobacco producer faces the decision of what tobacco housing and curing facility he needs to build. For some, this may be to replace a barn that has burned or blown down. For others, the need may arise from an expansion of production by farm acquisition or lease-in of extra poundage.
In all cases, it is important to build the most suitable facility for present and projected production methods. With labor becoming more costly and scarce, labor-saving features are a must Rising material and construction costs continue to increase the initial investment costs past previous levels.
Duncan, George A. and Swetnam, Larry D., "Selecting an Air-Cure Tobacco Housing and Curing Facility" (2005). Agricultural Engineering Extension Publications. 16.