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Nut Growers Society Annual Hazelnut Meeting

01/16/2020 @ 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The Nut Growers Society Annual Winter Meeting will be at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus.  All registration, trade show and meeting will be at the LaSells Stewart Center only.  We are NOT using the CH2M Hill Building this year.

NGS President Christy Cooke and her board members Lance Kirk, Jason Perrott, Wyatt Wanner and Tom Rogers have thoughtfully created a meeting with emphasis on what is currently happening in the exciting world of Oregon Hazelnuts. The main focus of the Society is to be an information arm for the industry. The board has chosen issues that have a huge impact on the future of the industry.

Agricultural Water Management

UC Davis Extension Specialist Allan Fulton will provide basic science-based information about water and plant nutrition that applies to diverse geographic areas, climatic conditions, soil types and crops. He brings a wealth of information that is sure to get all growers thinking about their specific practices.

Hazelnut Stewardship Program Moves to a New Level

Nik Wiman, Eric Harris, Jenny Dresler and Matt Schuster will discuss the value of our enhanced Stewardship Program from very different and important perspectives.

The Tariff Situation Creates Marketing & Promo Opportunities

Meredith Nagely and Darrin Cline from the Industry Office will delineate how the industry responded to the imposed tariffs and how the situation became an opportunity for marketing and promotion endeavors that have not been possible in the past.

Hazelnut Industry and Legislation in Salem

It’s been a challenging year for agriculture during the Oregon Legislative session. Join Jenny Dresler, Director of Grassroots, Public Affairs Counsel to hear how the Hazelnut Industry was represented for 2019 and the outlook for 2020. Education and representation are the key components for a successful farming future in Oregon!

Hazelnut Prices 2019

The hazelnut price determination is always of interest to every grower. HGBA Executive Director, Terry Ross will provide the details of hazelnut price discovery 2019. While each year has its unique factors, 2019 definitely included issues never before encountered.

The Importance of the Objective Yield Survey

Dave Losh, USDA NASS, will explain the importance of the survey, which is commissioned by the Hazelnut Marketing Board, and how growers can help make the survey more accurate and useful to different facets of the industry.

The Role of Genomics in the Hazelnut Industry

Kelly Vining, OSU Assistant Professor, has stepped up the genomics work for hazelnuts. The Commission is now funding projects that would not have been imaginable in the not too distant past. Kelly will have you on the edge of your seat contemplating the future development of hazelnut varieties.

Nik’s Pertinent Hazelnut Research Results

Nik Wiman, OSU Extension Specialist, will report on a plethora of current research projects. Growers are always amazed at the number and scope of current studies that will propel production practices far into the future.

OSU Researchers Poster Presentation (South hallway – LaSells Stewart Center)
Come and look at the poster presentations from our own OSU researchers. View the posters in the morning, at lunch and visit with researchers after the meeting to ask questions and discuss their work!

Event Directions & Parking

LaSells Stewart Center is located at 875 Southwest 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333 and is directly across 26th Street from Reser Stadium. You can access 26th Street directly from Hwy 34, or from the center of Corvallis off Washington Way. Parking will be available in the garage at 26th Street and Washington Way across from Gill Coliseum, or at the Reser lot.

You can obtain a parking pass from NGS Volunteers the morning of the Winter Meeting. Volunteers will be stationed on the map below marked with an X (in safety vest) at the entrances of the Reser lot and the Parking Garage. Look for parking lot direction signs. If you arrive after the start of the program you must purchase a parking pass from one of the parking lot kiosks.

Pacific Nut Producer is a proud sponsor of the Nut Growers Society annual meeting, so be sure to come and see us there!


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Oregon State University LaSells Stewart Center
100 LaSells Stewart Center
Corvallis, OR United States
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