Just like our products, our story begins with a farm.

In 2000, Richard Barnes started a farm with seven varieties of raspberries and blackberries. It wasn’t long before he saw a need for better trellising. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in product design, manufacturing and marketing, he led the charge to develop the durable, modular RCA™ trellis system and launch Trellis Growing Systems (TGS).

Since our founding in 2007, we’ve been passionate about helping farmers grow high quality specialty crops. With the support of several Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants through the USDA, TGS has created a line of products specifically designed to increase crop yields and fruit quality of berries and other high value crops. But we do more than create products, we also use them right on our own USDA certified organic farm – Tanglewood Berry Farm – located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. To find out more about what happening on our farm, visit us at https://www.tanglewoodberryfarm.com.

In 2019, Trellis Growing Systems aligned with Biodyne USA on a joint venture to develop systems for small- to medium-sized private horticulture. First launching the IBEX Hops Growing System, followed by individual kit systems for individuals for the popular RCA™ and AV™ berry trellis systems.