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Iowa Nut Growers Association, contat Jeff Jensen, 515-320-6756 jjensen@treesforever.org


Iowa Nut Growers Association Fall Meeting and Field Day September 22nd


Denver, Iowa - The Iowa Nut Growers Association, Trees Forever, R & R Tree Farms, and Chestnut Hill Family Farm invite the public to the Iowa Nut Growers Association Fall meeting, field day, and potluck on Saturday, Sept. 22nd starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Denver Community Room, 100 Washington St. Denver, Iowa. This will be an opportunity to learn about agroforestry, water quality, chestnut and hazelnut production & marketing, and how you can become a member of the organization.


"We have two great sites in close proximity for us to tour while learning about chestnuts, agroforestry and improving water quality in Iowa," said Iowa Nut Growers Association President Jef Jensen. Chestnut Hill Family Farms, 2018 260th St. Denver, Iowa is the first site to visitt and boasts 400 newly planted chestnuts. Owners Rene and Nikki Valverde did the research and planned out a beautiful agroforestry planting of chestnuts that they hoped to start harvesting in as little as 4 years.


R & R Tree Farms, 2463 Hilton Ave, Waverly, Iowa, is the second stop of the day and features several hundred three-year-old chestnuts poking out of tree tubes, as well as several hundred hazelnuts. Owners Ron and Rosemary Jacks established their own "little slice of heaven" with a diverse species of nut and berry plants.


The business meeting will begin at 10:00a.m. with a potluck lunch at 11:00a.m. at the Denver Community Room, 100 Washington St. Denver, Iowa. The field day presentations will follow starting at 12:30. Drink is provided: please bring a dish, salad, or dessert to share.


Register online at www.treesforever.org/nutsforwaterquality.


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For more information visit www.iowanutgrowers.com or contact Jeff Jensen at 515-320-6756 or jjensen@treesforever.org.


Questions about the conference can be directed to Jeff Jensen at 515-320-6756 or at jeff@treesforever.org.