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Expanding Agritourism on the Farm
Tuesday, Aug. 3 | 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Host: Anna Geyer
Over the last 15 years, agritourism has helped Anna and Dave Geyer expand their farm and bring the community together. Anna will take us on a tour of the farm and share how and why she and Dave started these business ventures, and the struggles they faced in getting started. Some of the topics she will discuss include navigating county regulations, leveraging time and resources and managing unexpected growth.
Farming on the 120-acre farm that Dave grew up on near Iowa City, Iowa, Anna Geyer and her husband Dave have developed a farm for their community. In addition to raising traditional row crops, hay and grass-fed beef, Anna has created agritourism enterprises that include Geyer’s Oven, Crust & Crumb, Anna’s Cutting Garden and Land Alliance Folk School and Retreat Center.