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.
- 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.
To RSVP for this field day, please REGISTER HERE.
**IOA is a proud sponsor of this PFI Field Day**
33130 Panther Creek Rd
Adel, IA 50003
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