Farm Tour – Stone Fruit Propagation in Cold Climate

Date: August 4, 2024
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Stone Creek Farm, 20382 310th St, Shafer, MN 55074
Teacher Name and Titles: Dan Sheild
Sheild, Dan

Description: more to come


Speaker Bio: Dan Sheild, Stone Creek Farm, is a farmer in Taylors Falls Minnesota specializing in growing stone fruit. Since 2010, Dan has successfully grown Peaches in the harshest conditions, surviving -35° with his cold weather peach protection system. With over 40 varieties of peaches in review, desiring to find a template for this region, his research makes growing peaches in the upper Midwest, a viable commercial consideration, bringing a new crop to Minnesota, and cutting 2000 miles off of the carbon footprint. His system lends itself toward organic growing in unthought of areas for a better future.  Dan is a member of  the Land Stewardship Project, Minnesota, fruit and vegetable growers association, North American Fruit Explorers, and a board member in the Organic Fruit Growers Association.