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IA- Practical Farmers of Iowa- Seed-Saving and Cultivation Equipment

July 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Terry’s Techniques: Seed-Saving and Cultivation Equipment
THURSDAY, JULY 26 • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Light dinner provided following the field day
HOST:
Terry Troxel • Iowana Farm
17652 Badger Ave. • Crescent • 51526
(712) 545-9300 • [email protected]
iowanafarm.com
TOPICS:
• Tomato and pepper seed-saving technique
• Variety selection for seed-saving
• Saving seed as a farm enterprise
• Using an Allis Chalmers G tractor
• Modified mowers for cultivation (Merle’s
“superweapon”)
THE FARM:
Iowana Farm is a 66-acre farm in the Iowa Loess Hills. Of
that, 20 acres are under cultivation – 6.5 acres in certified
organic vegetables and the rest in alfalfa hay. The fields
are surrounded by oak savannah and grasslands. Iowana
Farm uses three high tunnels and in-field low tunnels to
support a 60-member CSA and wholesale sales. The farm
also markets to restaurants and sells at the Village Pointe
and Rockbrook Village farmers markets.
DIRECTIONS:
Iowana Farm is 6 miles north of Omaha, just east of
the town of Crescent. From I-29: Take Exit 61A toward
Cresent / Pottawattamie County and head east on Old
Formerly a casual seed-saver, Terry now saves several varieties of tomato and pepper seed for High Mowing Organic
Seed Company, based in Vermont. Come hear how this process works, and how it contributes to her farm’s revenue. Terry
will also do a demonstration with several types of small, modified cultivating tractors she uses on her vegetable crops.
Mormon Bridge Road for 2 miles until the road deadends
at Old Lincoln Highway. Turn left (north) and go
about 0.2 mile into the town of Crescent. Turn right
(east) on Badger Avenue / E. Welch Street; the farm is
0.75 mile, on the left

Details

Date:
July 26
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Website:
https://www.practicalfarmers.org/