- 153 Ratings
Casa Grande Cotton Farming Tour
Learn all about cotton production and farming during this two-hour adventure. Enjoy a tour that's educational and entertaining, with plenty of opportunity to participate in hands-on activities.
What You Will Do
- Explore a locally-owned cotton farm on a tour provided by one of the owners, while getting an opportunity to pick some cotton that you can take home with you
- Gain a deeper understanding of how cotton is made, starting from the seed and then moving on to its more complicated processes
- Learn about the challenges these farms face, as well as ethics surrounding water conservation and food safety
- Head out to the field for a hayride pulled by an antique tractor, enjoying a unique way to experience farm life
- Two-hour guided farm tour
- Cotton-picking experience
- 153 Ratings
Being a cattle rancher in Alberta and working close to the land I so much appreciated learning what challenges are faced and how cotton and alphalpa farming in Arizona brings unique challenges I had not expected or experienced. The educational value of this tour is excellent for all. I would highly recommend this tour to all especially those who are unfamiliar with the business of farming. Thank you Nancy!!😊
The tour guides were extremely knownledgeable, psssionate, talented and friendly. They also make great popcorn! We had a fun afternoon and will recommend the tour to all
Great educational tour of howcotton is grown
Extremely informative. We knew nothing about cotton production. Thank You!!
What a fun time and very educational. A real opportunity to understand the operations of a cotton and hay farm. This event highlighted the necessity of farming in this region and the impact that water availability has on the bottom line. This was a very worthwhile presentation by family farmers that are true stewards of the land and other natural resources. Being a farmer, regardless of scale, is more regulated than previous generations had to endure. Thank you for all you do to keep agriculture alive and well in our state and thank you for holding these tours.
Be prepared to begin this tour with some great fiddle and guitar playing. Nancy and Al were excellent in educating us about cotton, water supply and farming in general. Time was given to answering all our questions and all of this was done in a very lighthearted and fun presentation. Thank goodness part of our afternoon was held in an air conditioned building since it was in the mid-90's the day we visited. Al took us on a hay ride to see some of the farm equipment and then out to the cotton field where we could pick cotton and where Al was more than happy to cut cotton branches for us to take home. We highly recommend taking this tour which is located approximately 12 miles east of Casa Grande. This would be a great group activity. We left the farm with a new appreciation of the hard work and challenges our farmers face on a daily basis, even checked the price of cotton in the paper this morning.
We had a great time. Something for every age. We leaned a lot while having fun!
Our tour guide, Nancy, was very knowledgeable about the farm's history and operation, and growing and harvesting cotton. She answered all of our questions and explained some of the current issues with water supply, soil erosion, and air quality. Her tour was fast-paced and interesting.