Annual Meeting of the Nut Growers Society

The 97th Annual meeting of the Nut Growers Society is coming up just around the corner. The meeting is on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 starting at 8:00am and closing at 1pm. There are some good topics if you are a current grower or thinking about starting your own Filbert orchard.

This is the itenerary for the meeting.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

97th Annual Meeting of the Nut Growers Society of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
To register for this meeting go to www.oregonhazelnuts.orgProgram Co-Chairs:Location:
Hall A
8:00 am - 8:30 amCoffee & Schnecken-
8:30 am - 8:45 amNGS Annual Business Meeting-
8:45 am - 9:00 amPresident's MessageNGS President Gene Tinker
9:00 am - 9:45 amKeynote: Emerging Markets and the Future of the Hazelnut IndustryDr. Thomas Reardon, Dept. of Ag, Food & Resource Economics, Michigan State University **Live from Beijing!**
9:45 am - 10:15 amRelease of Additional New VarietiesDr. Shawn Mehlenbacher, OSU Hazelnut Breeder
10:15 am - 10:30 amHazelnuts & Food Safety UpdatePolly Owen, Hazelnut Industry Office
10:30 am - 10:40 amGrower of the Year Presentation-
10:40 am - 11:10 amBreak - Cheese, Fruit & Hazelnuts-
11:10 am - 11:40 amThe Tree that Never Sleeps! A Salute to Hazelnut PhysiologyJeff Olsen, OSU Horticulturist
11:40 am - 12:10 pmTree Density & Economic Return - Panel DiscussionVernon Bruck, Bruce Chapin, Ben Mitchell & Jeff Olsen
12:10 pm - 12:40 pmIs Chipping Really an Option for Burning? - Panel DiscussionSean Denfeld, Ryan Glasser, Paul Newell & Steve Heesacker
To register for this meeting go to

For those who have gone before it has moved this year to Building A at the Portland Expo Center. There is free parking and also free entry to the NW Ag show.

I hope everyone has had a great new year and ready to start another busy year.