As far as purchasing details go, as you might expect for a piece of professional gear like this, it wasn't cheap. It's Japanese made by Hasegawa, and they have quite a few other styles and heights as well. The dealer I worked with is New England Ladder Company - click that link rather than a Google search, because you could get some local fire department.
The dealer was absolutely great. If we need more ladders that's who we will work with, couldn't recommend them more highly.
The road ahead? Well, there is a meeting with north Valley growers coming up - we'll talk about all these new breweries opening in Edinburg, Woodstock, and Winchester - and see if there are areas where we can collaborate as growers.
Also, there is a regional conference coming up in early March down in Richmond. I'm planning to attend that, as I did last year in Winston-Salem. The co-op tells me we have 180 members now, which is incredible!