For the past 20 years our farm and the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center has had the privilege of hosting students from the Golden High School Senior Seminar Program. We always love hosting these amazing students and staff from Colorado. Along with a cotton farm tour, they are fed a farm-style meal of hot dogs and mac salad. This year, student Johnny
Please Join Us at our Arizona Farm We would love to educate and entertain you at our farm. We have an indoor presentation, complete with video and pictures that will teach you all about cotton’s long journey from seed to fiber. Following the indoor presentation, we have a hayride that will stop at the alfalfa field. Our farm is nearly 90 years old and we want to share its history
We would love to teach you about how we grow that beautiful white cotton on our Arizona desert. We will be conducting tours until March 10, 2021 so give us a call to book a tour! Phone: 520-560-1119.
Please call us at 520-560-1119 for tours. We will not be posting a calendar due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Virus and the Arizona Governor's Requirements for group numbers. So much has happened in the last six months and we are cautiously moving forward. We will require everyone to wear masks and will practice social distancing as much as we can. Please be patient with us as
Our weather is definitely great cotton growing weather...hot! Our Cotton was planted in early May and is looking good! We are looking forward to beginning our tours in October and soon we will be posting our schedule. If you would like to book a tour before our 2020-2021 schedule is posted, please call Nancy at 520-560-1119. Wishing all of you a healthy and happy summer.
We had a great time with our tours this past season (October 1st - March 15). For insect control purposes, we are required to have our cotton removed by March 15th, 2020 but we will be replanting in April. Tour season will begin October 1, 2020 and our online schedule will be posted toward the end of summer. You can either book online or call 520-560-1119 to book or inquire about
Last year Coolidge Dam/San Carlos Lake (our source for water) did not have enough water because of the drought. Our alfalfa sustained itself on rain received in August, September and October. Thankfully these recent rains have created some runoff and our dam now has some water behind it. It is capable of holding 1.5 million acre feet. Today it has approximately 150,000 acre feet.
Recently there have been two excellent articles published in the online version of the Casa Grande Dispatch, Pinal Central, that discuss our cotton farm, our family, some history and the challenges of having no water allotment. Excerpts and links to the stories are shown below.
We are offering tours! Give us a call to book a tour. Because of our drought, no cotton has been planted but we are not letting that stop us from educating you on how cotton is grown, harvested, ginned, marketed and sold. We have an indoor presentation, complete with video and pictures that will teach you all about cotton's long journey from seed to fiber. Followed by the indoor