Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 12 Noon
ONGA Spring Meeting and Scion Swap

Kingwood Peacock

ONGA's annual Spring meeting with auction, potluck, and scion swap. There will be tables with hundreds of various nut tree cultivar scions available, free for the taking. This is your chance to get an excellent nut tree cultivar to graft onto your seedling trees at home (A seedling tree is any tree that is not a clone of a known cultivar).

Kingwood Center
900 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, Ohio

Click here for a map and more information on the Spring meeting.

Scion Wood for Grafting

July 23 - August 3, 2014 - ONGA Booth at the Ohio State Fair

State Fair Picture

There will be tree nut entries from all over the State as well as educational material on nut tree growing, grafting, and cultivation featured at the State Fair. You can bring nuts for entry to the 2014 State Fair to the Spring meeting at the Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio.

Volunteers get free parking, a free lunch and free admission to the fair.

You can contact one of the following Show Chairpersons to enter the contest or to volunteer to work at the fair:

Bud Luers -
Carroll Fogle -
Vicki Rusmisel -
Joe Hietter -

Ohio State Fair Website
2014 Nut Contest Entry Form
2014 Daily Schedule (Subject to change)

2014 Ohio State Fair Results

August 11-14, 2014 - Northern Nut Growers Association 105th Annual Meeting

The 105th Annual Meeting of the Northern Nut Growers Association will be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon from August 10 to August 13, 2014.
In response to requests for back-to-back meetings of NNGA and NAFEX, the 2014 NNGA meeting will be held two weeks earlier than previously advertised at the meeting in East Lansing. The 105th Annual Meeting will start Sunday, August 10 in the early afternoon and end mid-afternoon, Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

The meeting will begin with a tour of the research plots at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Sunday afternoon, August 10 and tour the Oregon hazelnut industry all day Tuesday, August 12. Scientific presentations will be held on Monday and again on Wednesday, August 11 and 13, respectively. The host of this meeting will be Professor Shawn Mehlenbacher, one of the most important hazelnut researchers and breeders in the world. This ought to be good.

NNGA Shawn at OSU

The Oregon State University hazelnut breeding effort dates back to the 1960s. Horticulture professor and breeder Shawn Mehlenbacher (pictured above) leads the program and works with a team of plant breeders and Extension scientists to develop new high-quality, highly productive, disease-resistant varieties.

Check back for more information in the coming months.

More information can be found at NNGA's website

September 16-18, 2014 - ONGA Tent at the Farm Science Review

FSR Tent

It's a three-day outdoor agricultural trade show featuring a little bit of something for everyone. There are commercial exhibits for everything from tractors to financial services. Educational displays offer new ideas and new answers to old problems. And there's always an expert or two or three around from Ohio State University, government agencies and private industry.
ONGA has a nut tree planting at the Farm Science Review and sets up a tent each year to educate and demostrate nut tree cultavation.

To volunteer, contact Ray Rusmisel at or 740-967-0461.
Volunteers get free parking and admission to the FSR.

Farm Science Review Website

Check out our Gwynne Planting

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