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Flower Farming With a Long-Term View: Diversifying Plantings & Revenue Streams
Sunday, July 17 | 2-4 p.m.
Host: Meredith Nunnikhoven
Flower farming isn’t for pansies, as Meredith Nunnikhoven of Barnswallow Flowers & Produce will tell you. Guided by ethics of sustainability and planning with a long-term vision, Meredith converted a portion of the conventional row crop farm where she grew up into a chemical-free flower farm.
While her return to her family farm was driven by a desire to carry on the legacy of making a living off the land, Meredith has forged her own path by farming flowers, an endeavor that ignites her vision, strategic thinking and creativity. See how she is setting up diverse revenue streams and diverse plantings as she makes her family farm work for her.
See & Discuss:
- Outdoor growing
- Diversified species
- Succession planting
- Pinching, staking and labeling dahlias
- Cut-and-come-again flowers
- Iowa-hardy varieties
Meal Information: An ice cream social will follow the field day.