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.org||Program Co-Chairs:||Location:|
|8:00 am - 8:30 am||Coffee & Schnecken||-|
|8:30 am - 8:45 am||NGS Annual Business Meeting||-|
|8:45 am - 9:00 am||President's Message||NGS President Gene Tinker|
|9:00 am - 9:45 am||Keynote: Emerging Markets and the Future of the Hazelnut Industry||Dr. Thomas Reardon, Dept. of Ag, Food & Resource Economics, Michigan State University **Live from Beijing!**|
|9:45 am - 10:15 am||Release of Additional New Varieties||Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher, OSU Hazelnut Breeder|
|10:15 am - 10:30 am||Hazelnuts & Food Safety Update||Polly Owen, Hazelnut Industry Office|
|10:30 am - 10:40 am||Grower of the Year Presentation||-|
|10:40 am - 11:10 am||Break - Cheese, Fruit & Hazelnuts||-|
|11:10 am - 11:40 am||The Tree that Never Sleeps! A Salute to Hazelnut Physiology||Jeff Olsen, OSU Horticulturist|
|11:40 am - 12:10 pm||Tree Density & Economic Return - Panel Discussion||Vernon Bruck, Bruce Chapin, Ben Mitchell & Jeff Olsen|
|12:10 pm - 12:40 pm||Is Chipping Really an Option for Burning? - Panel Discussion||Sean Denfeld, Ryan Glasser, Paul Newell & Steve Heesacker|
|To register for this meeting go to http://www.oregonhazelnuts.org/|
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.