Member Spotlight — Terry Troxel, of Crescent, IA
At Iowana Farm, located on her grandfather’s farmland snuggled in the Loess Hills, Terry raises 3 acres of certified organic heirloom vegetables for a CSA; the Village Pointe and Rockbrook Village farmers markets in Omaha; several restaurants; and wholesale.
Terry and her late husband, Chuck, moved back to Iowa from California in 2007 and started Iowana Farm. The 66-acre farm features 20 acres of land under cultivation – the 3 acres in certified organic vegetables and the rest in alfalfa hay. The farm’s fields are surrounded by oak savanna and grasslands.
In addition to annual crops — some grown in one of Terry’s three high tunnels — the farm also has some perennial crops.
Terry hosted a Practical Farmers field day in 2014, presented at PFI’s 2017 annual conference and is part of Practical Farmers’ on-farm research Cooperators’ Program.
Her farm is a busy place, with employees, volunteers, friends and family at work and enjoying each other’s company.
Learn more about Terry:
- Read about her 2014 field day and see photos of her farm in this blog recap
- Terry’s farm machinery was the subject of a feature article in the 2014 summer issue of our quarterly newsletter (flip to pg. 6, “Secret’s Out: Merle’s Super Weapon”)