Nut Growers Society Summer Tour
Summer’s largest hazelnut gathering is back for 2021! After being cancelled in 2020, the NGS Summer Tour is slated to take place on August 4th. Jason Perrott, current President of the Nut Growers Society, will host the orchard tour, which will be followed by the trade show at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene. The Perrott farm is located in Coburg, situated next to I-5 just before crossing the McKenzie River into Eugene. This year’s tour will feature the beloved traditional hallmarks of past Summer Tours:
• Orchard tours led by the Perrott Family to include irrigation, tiling and soil health topics
• Classes to include ODOT Rules and Regulations Refresher, ODA Pesticide Spray Credit Courses including PPE, and Stewardship Workshop
• Lunch time presentations and panel from OSU Hazelnut Researchers
This year the NGS Growers Handbook will be distributed at the orchard tour during check-in. The tour will begin at the Perrott orchard at 8:00 a.m. Lunch and the trade show will follow at the Lane County Fairground, which will open at 10:30 a.m.
Registration information will be in the NGS Summer Newsletter, which will be sent in late June. NGS staff is working closely with state and county regulations for COVID-19. Current regulation levels may affect the number of attendees. If you have any questions or are interested in signing up for a booth at the trade show, call the Industry Office at 503-582-8420 or email Hazelnut@OregonHazelnuts.org.
Pacific Nut Producer is a proud sponsor of this annual event, so be sure to see us there!