April 21, 2017 - ProGreen Farms Arenoso Land Preparation

Aerial View of First
300 Acre Land Tract

These are some of the 1,400,000 plants destined for Arenoso ProGreen Farm

March 18, 2017 - ProGreen Farms, Arenoso Land Preparation

April 18, 2017 - ProGreen Farms Arenoso Land Preparation

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Land in Area of
El Rosario

April 19, 2017 - ProGreen Farms Arenoso Land Preparation

February 28, 2017 - 100 Acres El Rosario Land Preparation

Week of March 27, 2017 - ProGreen Farms Arenoso Land Preparation

More pictures will be added as work progresses

March 11, 2017 - ProGreen Farms, Arenoso Land Preparation

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Miguel (Foreman) left, Flavio right

February 13, 2017 - Contel is making very good progress with the preparations of the land for the growing operations. Everything is working to schedule for the early spring planting. With virgin land like ours, there are 3 steps in preparing the land. The first is to clear away any existing vegetation, levelling off etc. which was completed over the summer of last year. The second step consists of removing stones and rocks, prior to cultivating the land, turning over the topsoil, which is done twice with two different types of machinery, in order to get the soil aerated. We estimate to have this process completed before the end of February for the total 40 ha (100 acres).

Once the soil cultivation has been completed, the third step is to install the irrigation system, a big job that will be performed by a specialist company in Mexico, “Agritek”, which was recommended to us by the buyer, “Agricola Consuelo.”

Initially we will start with what is called direct irrigation from the wells, while we are completing the construction of the water reservoir, which will be huge (25,000 metric tons of water). A big central facility will also be constructed next to the reservoir that will house pumps, filtration and fertilization systems, and serve as a storage facility, as well. This building will be about 300 m2 (3,300 sf). As a point of reference to the size of the reservoir, we can mention that it will take 35 people to place the plastic membrane. Additionally, we will install a second plastic membrane covering the reservoir, in order to be able to maintain the water clean from any bacteria at all times.

The seeds for the red peppers are currently being planted in a greenhouse in San Quintin. Following germination of the seeds and growth into small plants (4-6 weeks), they will be transported and planted during late March / early April, keeping us on schedule to begin the first harvest in late June / early July.

Photos will be added to the this page, as and when available, in order for all who are interested, to be able to follow the progress.

February 9, 2017

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IRRIGATION LAYOUT PLAN

OUR GOALS [Stated February 23, 2017]

We have set the following goals for Contel

ACRES OF PRODUCE GROWING OPERATIONS:

2017
- 100 acres

2018 - 400 Acres
Increase of 300% from 2017

2019 - 800 Acres
100% growth, up 700% from 2017

2020 - 1200 Acres
50% growth, up 1100% from 2017

February 28, 2017 - Baja Plants Nursery, San Quintin

March 13 - 15, 2017 - ProGreen Farms, Arenoso Land Preparation

Our Agricultural project - Contel's produce operations

OUR JV WITH CONTEL IS BASED ON A 50/50 PARTNERSIP WITH PROGREEN

PROGREEN PROVIDES THE FUNDING AND CONTEL PROVIDES THE LAND AT LOW COST AS WELL AS THEY DO THE WORK

PROGREEN GETS THE TOTAL COST OF INVESTMENT BACK WITH PRIORITY BEFORE ANY PROFITS ARE DISBURSED

AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT - BIG BUSINESS - BIGGER THAN OIL

RED CHILI PEPPERS FOR LARGE EXPORTER TO THE US

FIRST CONTRACT (IN PROGRESS) 3.2K-3.6K TONS, ON 100 ACRES

CONTRACT VALUE APPROX 1.25 MILLION $

HARVEST STARTING IN JULY FOR FIRST CUT WITH 2 AND 3 FOLLOWING

CLIENT HAS DEMAND FOR 8K TONS ANNUALLY, WHICH WILL TAKE 100 HA 250 ACRES

FIRST TRACT HAS 50 ACRES MORE FARMABLE LAND AVAILABLE FOR USE

MUCH MORE LAND AVAILABLE - SECOND TRACT, THAT WE ALREADY HAVE UNDER OUR JV CONTRACT IS A TOTAL OF 1900 ACRES WITH UP TO 800 SUITABLE FOR FARMING

3-YR OPTION FOR 12,500 ADDITIONAL ACRES WITH UP TO 4000 ACRES WHICH MAY BE SUITABLE FOR FARMING. WE WILL BE READY FOR THIS IN YEAR 3 IF CONTEL MEETS THE GOALS

Far view: cleared last summer, now removing rocks

​Near view: cleared and now turned over

Week of April 10, 2017 - ProGreen Farms Arenoso Land Preparation

- Agricultural -

Contel planters, this entire section and more

Beautiful, nutrient-rich, virgin soil

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March 27, 2017 - Plants Maturing at Baja Plants Nursery

Soil turned over twice