Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice of the Red Fern Farm in Wapello, Iowa are the recipients of the 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award, granted annually by Practical Farmers of Iowa. It’s great see Holistic Management practitioners recognized for the their stewardship of the land. Here’s an excerpt from an article published in Agrinews.com
Many years later Wahl and Dice were attending a Practical Farmers’ Shared Visions event where a call for integrated cropping systems using perennial plants really resonated with them. That was an “Aha! moment” for them, and Wahl realized chestnuts and other trees could be the perennial crops. Farm conversion to agroforestry began shortly thereafter.
Wahl said PFI and Holistic Management have been important as they developed their farm and thoughts about sustainability.