Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12 Noon
ONGA Spring Meeting and Scion Swap
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).
900 Park Avenue West
Click here for a map and more information on the Spring meeting.
Scion Wood for Grafting
Tuesday, May 5, at 1:30 PM
Bob Stehli and Ron Powell are offering a grafting workshop in Portage County.
Bob Stehli is the president of the Northern Nut Growers and Ron Powell is a nationally recognized pawpaw expert, with over eighty varieties of pawpaw growing in his research orchard in southern Ohio. Ron is donating scion wood from his best cultivars and will assist participants as they learn to graft a pawpaw. All participants will take home their grafted pawpaw and receive an additional pawpaw seedling.
10776 Asbury Rd
Hiram, Ohio 44234
Side Bark Graft
To register, send $25 payable to:
6970 SR. 88
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Please include your name, address, daytime phone number, and email address. If you have questions, please call Lynn Vogul at 330-297-7633.
Thank you, Bob
July 29 - August 9, 2015 - ONGA Booth at the Ohio State Fair
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 2015 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:
Joe Hietter - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Rusmisel - email@example.com
September 22-24, 2015 - ONGA Tent at the Farm Science Review
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-967-0461.
Volunteers get free parking and admission to the FSR.
Farm Science Review Website
July 26-29, 2015 - Northern Nut Growers Association 106th Annual Meeting
The 106th Annual Meeting of the Northern Nut Growers Association will
be held in La Crosse, Wisconsin, July 26 – 29, 2015. The meeting will be
held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and will feature
nut-growing activities in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
La Crosse is a river town, right on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Attendees will be able to choose campus housing or accommodations in the nearby Radisson Hotel. Meals will be available at the UW-La Crosse cafeteria or folks can wander downtown to enjoy the many great restaurants and watering holes.
Planning for the meeting is just
getting underway and is being coordinated by the University of Wisconsin
Extension, the University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural
Systems, and the Upper Midwest Hazelnut Development Initiative,
as well as the NNGA. The meeting will start with a welcome barbeque
on Sunday evening and will feature technical presentations on Monday
and Tuesday, followed by learning tours on Wednesday. Planning for the
Complementary Alternative Program (CAP) is ramping up and the plan is
to feature the great state of Wisconsin with cheese-making tours, a riverboat
excursion, and other great events. Please mark your calendars now!
More details will be published in the December and March Nutshells, including
a call for papers from Jason Fischbach, who can be reached at jason.
Check back for more information in the coming months.
More information can be found at NNGA's website www.nutgrowing.org