PFI Field Day Agritourism and Orcharding with an Ecological Focus

Join Practical Farmer's of Iowa and hosts Maury and Mary Wills of Wills Family Orchard for a day of Agritourism and Orcharding with an ecological focus. The enterprises at Wills Family Orchard Adel, Iowa, are diverse, yet with a common thread of agritourism. With 5 acres of certified organic apples, 2 acres of conventional-ish apples, 1 acre of organic peaches, a Sorghum-Sudan grass (instead of corn!) maze, pumpkins and more, this farm is a family affair that draws about 7,000 customers annually. Learn about the goals and lessons of managing this multifaceted operation and how the farm has grown and changed over time.

Sponsored by: 

  • Iowa Organic Association
  • Iowa State University Organic Agriculture Program
  • OCIA Chapter 1 of Iowa

See & Discuss:

  • Certified organic and “conventional-light” apple production
  • IPM practices
  • An on-farm apple processing facility
  • A sorghum-sudan grass maze
  • Organic peach production
  • Diverse agritourism enterprises

Meal Information: Apple cider donuts and light refreshments will be served.

 

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**IOA is a proud sponsor of this PFI Field Day**

WHEN
July 14, 2023 at 10:00am - 12pm
WHERE
Wills Family Orchard
33130 Panther Creek Rd
Adel, IA 50003
United States
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