Make Plans to Attend the Horticulture Field Day

Join Iowa Public Radio for a field day at the ISU Horticulture Research Station on Saturday, September 29th from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.  We’ll have farm tours, apple sorting demos, kid’s games, high tunnel tours, and a farmer’s market.  You’ll have a chance to meet and ask YOUR horticulture questions of Charity Nebbe, host of Talk of Iowa, and members of the “Hort Gang” including Richard Jauron, Adam Thoms, Jeff Iles, Cindy Haynes, Ajay Nair, Diana Cochran, and Nick Christians.

Horticulture field research has been active at Iowa State University since the beginning of the institution, and the horticulture research station was moved to this beautiful 235 acre site north of campus in 1967.  The station has extensive horticultural plantings and projects, including apple orchards, vineyards, demonstration home gardens, vegetables, fruit, hops yards, turfgrass and ornamentals.  The farm has active research related to turtles, honeybees, wasps and tree swallows.  Scientists from horticulture, forestry, botany, ecology, plant pathology, entomology and natural resources are active at the station…and this Saturday, YOU get to see it all!

The event is family friendly and free and open to the public.

12:45 p.m. Gate Opens
1:00-2:15 p.m. Farm Tours, Apple Sorting Demo, Farmer’s Market, Kid’s Games, High Tunnel Tours.
2:30-3:15 p.m. Horticulture Day program with Charity Nebbe
3:15-4:30 p.m. Farm Tours, Apple Sorting Demo, Farmer’s Market, Kid’s Games, High Tunnel Tours.

The event will be held, rain or shine, at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, located 6 miles north of Ames at:  55519 170th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010

(1.6 miles east of Highway 69).

Parking is available on site.  We encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Can’t wait to see you there!

This event is sponsored in part through the generous support of Reece Riley.