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Harvesting Fruit and Nut Crops at Red Fern Farm – Chestnut, Pawpaw & American Persimmon
Wednesday, Oct. 7 | 12:30 – 1:05 p.m.
Check in throughout the season with Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice of Red Fern Farm to see what fruit and nut crops are on for harvest, how they are grown and harvested and how they taste. During these virtual visits, you will also learn a bit about each crop’s growing method and profitability.
The Farm: Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice are lifetime members of PFI who own and operate Red Fern Farm near Wapello, Iowa. Established in 1986, they now grow over 75 species of common and not-so-common fruits and nuts. The farm is the site of ongoing research on a variety of tree crops and forest farming systems, a pick-your-own chestnut (and other fruit and nuts!) operation and container-grown tree seedlings well-suited to the Midwest. Tom and Kathy also raise hair sheep, which they rotate throughout their farm, and are past recipients of PFI’s Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award.
Note: You may attend all events in the series, or pick the ones you’re most interested in.
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Format: Virtual Field Day (#3 of Series)
Platform: Facebook Live
This field day was made possible in part by the support of Ceres Trust.
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