Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 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

Tuesday, May 5, at 1:30 PM
Grafting Workshop


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.

Camp Asbury
10776 Asbury Rd
Hiram, Ohio 44234

Side Bark Graft

To register, send $25 payable to:
Portage SWCD
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

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 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 -
Vicki Rusmisel -

Ohio State Fair Website
2015 Nut Contest Entry Form

2014 Ohio State Fair Results

September 22-24, 2015 - 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

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.

NNGA Shawn at OSU

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

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