Handout for Practical Farmers of Iowa 2012 conference. Outline of the
steps for successful establishment of tree planting.
Trees for Sale: See
what we have available for 2013.
How to order our trees
our newest catalog/newsletter is now available.
The 2013 season for chestnuts is under way. We were not able to meet
all the demand for medium sized chestnuts. You can see our prices at
http://www.prairiegrovenuts.com/farmnuts.htm . We have started a waiting
list for small, medium and large sized chestnuts. No waiting for extra large
Iowa Ingredient did a segment on chestnuts in July, 2013 (episode #206).
You can watch the 4 1/2 minutes featuring Red Fern Farm at "Chestnuts
from Red Fern Farm".
Tom's Farmiar Talk:
Listen and watch a 1 & 1/2 hour presentation by Tom
Wahl on "Opportunities in Agroforestry". This was part of the Farminar
series sponsored and organized by Practical Farmers of Iowa and presented on
February 16, 2010. This page explains all the How-to of listening to Tom's
or other Farminar presentations and the link to his talk.
Market to Market did a nice segment on chestnuts in Iowa including an
interview with Tom Wahl. It broadcasted on December 25, 2009.
Chestnut Brochure: A
brochure with information on curing, cooking and storing fresh chestnuts.
Good recipes too. Feel free to print copies for your chestnut customers.
Making Money with
Shelterbelts and Windbreaks: A short description of several potential
crop bearing trees and shrubs for the Midwest.
What is Comprehensive
Integrated Agroforestry? A description of an experimental agroforestry
system for the production of tree crops.
A Word About Tree
Shelters: Advice on the benefits and pitfalls of different types of tree
Costs And Possible
Income Per Acre Financial projections of some tree crops.
Good Sources of Tree Information Links, books, and organizations that are interesting to crop
Who & Where is Red Fern Farm? A description of who and where we are.
The Chestnut Primer: A
manual on the growing of chestnuts by Tom Wahl. You can also download a pdf copy of the
Grafting: A nifty little guide about grafting created by Tom Wahl. Click
away for a pdf copy.
Chestnut Harvester's Letter explains prices we pay to growers for
chestnuts and handling procedures for 2013.