Southern Iowa Agroforestry Field Tour
October 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join Trees Forever, the Iowa Nut Growers Association, Iowa Woodland Owners Association, Indian Hills Community College, IA DNR Forestry, and partners for an exciting Fall Field Tour of several agroforestry sites in Southern Iowa.
Learn about forest management, invasive species, nut production and tour the IA Nut Growers Association research plot at Indian Hills Community College where varieties of chestnut, pecan, hickory, hazelnut, black walnut and more are growing.
Plans include a visit to a large chestnut operation in production that also sells seedlings. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn more about agroforestry opportunities from those that are engaged in the business growing trees and shrubs.
Jeff Jensen will present on the IA Hazelnut Project, and how folks can get involved growing some cutting edge plant varieties being tested for commercial production.
Starting Location:12380 Bison Trail, Unionville IA 52594
Lunch at Indian Hills Community College, 721 N 1st St., Centerville IA 52544
Ending Location: Jason Gradeless, 3250 Hwy J18, Melrose IA 52569
• Iowa Nut Growers Association
• Iowa Woodland Owners Association
• Indian Hills Community College
• IA DNR
• ISU Extension
Questions and requests for information can be directed to Jeff Jensen, 515-320-6756