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
We are currently planning our 2018-2019 Farm Tour dates. Some dates are scheduled and available on our booking widget. We will be adding even more dates very soon. If you are interested in organizing a large group or cannot find a date that works with your schedule, please call Nancy at 520-560-1119.
Over 2300 people attended a tour on our farm since October 2017. Al and I enjoy teaching people about growing cotton in the desert southwest. Our cotton field is gone but the many pictures I took will giving me lasting memories. The evening before the cotton was plowed down I found a nice comfortable place in the middle of the field and sat on the ground looking up at the beautiful